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Jean Cocteau
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Esquire magazine (February 1961)
Jean Cocteau
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On the journal of Franz Kafka; diary entry (7 June 1953); Past Tense: Diaries Vol. 2 (1988)
Jean Cocteau
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As quoted in Newsweek (16 May 1955) Variant translation: Asking an artist to talk about his work is like asking a plant to discuss horticulture.


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Born: July 5, 1889

Died: October 11, 1963 (aged 74)

Nationality: French

Occupation: Director, novelist, poet, artist, filmmaker

Bio: Jean Maurice Eugène Clément Cocteau was a French poet, novelist, dramatist, designer, playwright, artist and filmmaker. Cocteau is best known for his novel Les Enfants terribles, and the films Blood of a Poet, Les Parents terribles, Beauty and the Beast, and Orpheus.

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