He is buried in the Spanish Cemetery in Larache, Morocco.
david Bowie has confirmed that the song Jean Genie was written about him.
he wasn’t the first prostitute in his family
After the death of his foster mother, Genet was placed with an elderly couple but remained with them less than two years. According to the wife, “he was going out nights and also seemed to be wearing makeup
By 1949 Genet had completed five novels, three plays and numerous poems, many controversial for their explicit and often deliberately provocative portrayal of homosexuality and criminality.
The Screens is Genet’s version of an Algerianintifada, given flesh and blood in the beauty and exuberance of the Palestinian intifada. Life imitates art, but so also does art imitate life and, insofar as it can be imitated, death.
Jean Genet was a French novelist, playwright, poet, essayist, and political activist. Early in his life he was a vagabond and petty criminal, but later took to writing. His major works include the novels Querelle of Brest, The Thief’s Journal, and Our Lady of the Flowers, and the plays The Balcony, The Blacks, The Maids and The Screens, often controversial for their explicit and often deliberately provocative portrayal of homosexuality and criminality