International Journal of Advanced Research and Development

International Journal of Advanced Research and Development


International Journal of Advanced Research and Development
International Journal of Advanced Research and Development
Vol. 2, Issue 3 (2017)

Autobiographical self-enunciation in genet’s The Thief’s Journal


Pratibha Malhotra

In this paper, I suggest Genet defiantly evades attempts at subjectification through confession, which is central to criminal discourse, Christian theology, penal reforms and autobiography as a genre. Genet teases the reader by invoking certain features of the genre only to gesture towards his subverting them. I explore the way in which Genet seeks certain amount of autonomy as homosexual French-outlaw authoring himself.
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