Who is Jean Cocteau

Jean Maurice Eugène Clément Cocteau (UK: , US: , French: [ʒɑ̃ moʁis øʒɛn klemɑ̃ kɔkto]; 5 July 1889 – 11 October 1963) was a French poet, playwright, novelist, designer, filmmaker, visual artist and critic. He was one of the foremost creatives of the surrealist, avant-garde, and Dadaist movements; and one of the most influential figures in early 20th-century art as a whole. The National Observer suggested that, “of the artistic generation whose daring gave birth to Twentieth Century Art, Cocteau came closest to being a Renaissance man.”He is best known for his novels Le Grand Écart (1923), Le Livre blanc (1928), and Les Enfants Terribles (1929); the stage plays La Voix Humaine (1930), La Machine Infernale (1934), Les Parents terribles (1938), La Machine à écrire (1941)...
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Tljenson: marked as to-read: opium by jean cocteau
Truequotation: if my poetry aims to achieve anything, it's to deliver people from the limited ways in which they see and feel. — jean cocteau
Jgrissomnyc: jean cocteau with his cat named madeleine. this photograph was taken by jane brown in 1950.
Holdengraber: "i persist with laziness. i am the site of incomprehensible contradictions." ~ jean cocteau
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The Thrill came slowly like a Boom for
Centuries delayed
Its fitness growing like the Flood
In sumptuous solitude-
The desolations only missed
While Rapture changed its Dress

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