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Arvanitakis, K. (1982). Jean Genet's Journal of the Thief: A Je De Mots. Int. R. Psycho-Anal., 9:147-153.

(1982). International Review of Psycho-Analysis, 9:147-153

Jean Genet's Journal of the Thief: A Je De Mots

K. Arvanitakis


Mirrors and mirror phenomena are omnipresent in the work of Genet. Focusing on his Journal du Voleur, an attempt is made to explore

the author's narcissistic quest on the level of words, across lexic mirrors. The aim is to show that in Genet the I—the Je of Narcissus—is in the end a Je de mots, a word ego.

Certain questions regarding the linguistic aspects of ego development are raised.

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