Coupon
The Difficulty of Being
by Jean Cocteau and Elizabeth Sprigge and Geoffrey O'Brien


Overview - Reflections on life and art from the legendary filmmaker-novelist-poet-genius.
By the time he published "The Difficulty of Being" in 1947, Jean Cocteau had produced some of the most respected films and literature of the twentieth century, and had worked with the foremost artists of his time, including Proust, Gide, Picasso and Stravinsky.
  Read more...

 
Limited Availability. Allow Additional 2-4 Weeks for Shipping.

FREE Shipping for Club Members
 
> Check In-Store Availability

In-Store pricing may vary

 
 
New & Used Marketplace 6 copies from $17.00
 
 
 

More About The Difficulty of Being by Jean Cocteau; Elizabeth Sprigge; Geoffrey O'Brien
 
 
 
Overview
Reflections on life and art from the legendary filmmaker-novelist-poet-genius.
By the time he published "The Difficulty of Being" in 1947, Jean Cocteau had produced some of the most respected films and literature of the twentieth century, and had worked with the foremost artists of his time, including Proust, Gide, Picasso and Stravinsky.
This memoir tells the inside account of those achievements and of his glittering social circle. Cocteau writes about his childhood, about his development as an artist, and the peculiarity of the artist's life, about his dreams, friendships, pain, and laughter. He probes his motivations and explains his philosophies, giving intimate details in soaring prose. And sprinkled throughout are anecdotes about the elite and historic people he associated with.
Beyond illuminating a truly remarkable life, "The Difficulty of Being" is an inspiring homage to the belief that art matters.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781612192901
  • ISBN-10: 1612192904
  • Publisher: Melville House Pub
  • Publish Date: May 2013
  • Page Count: 172
  • Dimensions: 0.5 x 5 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.4 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Biography & Autobiography > Literary
Books > Biography & Autobiography > Entertainment & Performing Arts - General

 
BAM Customer Reviews