UK 2009, 141 pp., brochure, € 16.39Kostenloser Versand innerhalb Österreichs.
Jean Cocteau (1889-1963) holds a unique place in French culture. His success in the theatre, cinema, ballet, opera, art and literary worlds bears witness to his prodigious talents, and in all these fields he made lifelong friends. It is in his portraits of them that the essence of his work can be found, for they illustrate everything in it that is accessible, sympathetic, memorable, durable, all-pervading, or merely dazzling. Through his descriptions of people we can see many aspects of his genius: the skill in selecting and translating his observation, through brilliant handling of words, into a verbal portrait or caricature. Cocteau includes portraits of significant figures of the 20th century like Apollinaire, Radiguet, Proust, Gide, Picasso, Chaplin, Piaf, or Diaghilev.