Vol. 2, Issue 3 (2017)
Autobiographical self-enunciation in genet’s The Thief’s Journal
Author(s): Pratibha Malhotra
Abstract: 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.