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Comprehensive information about Jean Cocteau including biographical information, facts, literary works, and more. Jean Maurice Eugène Clément Cocteau was a French poet, novelist, dramatist, designer, boxing manager, playwright, artist and filmmaker. Along with other avant-garde artists of his generation Cocteau grappled with the algebra of verbal codes old and new, mise en scène language and technologies of modernism to create a paradox: a classical avant-garde.. French writer This educational Jean Cocteau resource has information about the author's life, works, quotations, articles and essays, and more.

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Quote Left Life is a horizontal fall. Quote Right
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Quote Left Tact in audacity consists in knowing how far we may go too far. Quote Right
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Quote Left The instinct of nearly all societies is to lock up anybody who is truly free. First, society begins by trying to beat you up. If this fails, they try to poison you. If this fails too, they finish by loading honors on your head. Quote Right
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Quote Left The greatest masterpiece in literature is only a dictionary out of order. Quote Right
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Quote Left It is not I who become addicted, it is my body. Quote Right
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