WANTED: Jean Cocteau

By Grace Deng

Jean Cocteau: The Famous French Playwright

Jean Cocteau is best known for connecting myths with reality and portraying that in his works. Cocteau is best known for his novel Les Enfants Terribles(1929), and the films Blood of a Poet (1930), Les Parents Terribles(1948), Beauty and the Beast(1946) and Orpheus (1949). What makes him so unique is that he was not only a writer, but also a designer, filmmaker, and artist. Cocteau is also known for his associates, poet Guillaume Apollinaire, artists Pablo Picasso and Amedeo Modigliani, and numerous other writers and artists with whom he later collaborated. Cocteau's style was Surrealism. In his work he combined many abnormal objects together. The purpose of this type was not only to attract people attendant, but also to symbolize radical and extreme ideas.
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