French playwright and novelist
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I believe that Brecht did nothing for Communism, that the revolution was not provoked by Beaumarchais's The Marriage of Figaro. The closer a work of art is to perfection, the more it turns in on itself. Still worse, it awakens a taste for the past.
Jean Genet, French playwright and novelist, Le Nouvel Observateur, 1971
Posted on October 17, 2003 at 7:52 PM