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Book Information: Maids and Deathwatch, the

Maids and Deathwatch, the (1954) [Omnibus Volume]
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The two plays collected in the volume represent Genet's first attempts to analyze the mores of a bourgeois society he had previously been content simply to vilify. In The Maids, two domestic workers, deeply resentful of their inferior social position, try to revenge themselves against society by destroying their employer. When their attempts to betray their mistress's lover to the police fails and they are in danger of being found out, they dream of murdering Madame, little aware of the true power behind their darkest fantasy.

In Deathwatch, two convicts try to impress a third, who is on the verge of achieving legendary status in criminal circles. But neither realizes the lengths to which they will go to gain respect or that, in the end, nothing they can do including murder will get them what they are searching for.

Original title: The Maids and Deathwatch
Original languages: French

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Genre: Drama and Plays


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Edition #1: Maids and Deathwatch, the

Maids and Deathwatch, the (1994)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Bernard Frechtman
Introduction by: Jean-Paul Sartre
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Manifested in:

Maids and Deathwatch, the (February 16, 1994)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Grove Press
ISBN: 9780802150561
Dimensions: 5.4 x 8.2 x 0.4
Pages: 168

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