By Jean Cocteau
Reflections on lifestyles and paintings from the mythical filmmaker-novelist-poet-genius. by the point he released the trouble of Being in 1947, Jean Cocteau had produced the most revered movies and literature of the 20 th century, and had labored with the main artists of his time, together with Proust, Gide, Picasso and Stravinsky. This memoir tells the interior account of these achievements and of his glittering social circle. Cocteau writes approximately his youth, approximately his improvement as an artist, and the peculiarity of the artist’s lifestyles, approximately his goals, friendships, soreness, and laughter. He probes his motivations and explains his philosophies, giving intimate info in hovering prose. And sprinkled all through are anecdotes concerning the elite and old humans he linked to. past illuminating a very awesome existence, the trouble of Being is an inspiring homage to the idea that paintings concerns.