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or civet cat,
any of a large group of mostly nocturnal mammals of the Old World family Viverridae (civet family), which also includes the mongoose. Civets are not true cats, but the civet family is related to the cat family (Felidae).
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(vertebrate zoology)
The common name for nine species of small, arboreal African carnivores in the family Viverridae.


Jean . 1910--86, French dramatist and novelist; his novels include Notre-Dame des Fleurs (1944) and his plays Les Bonnes (1947) and Le Balcon (1956)
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Le public, disait Genet, doit traverser un cimetiere avant d'acceder a la salle de theatre.
The number of preys identified in the diet of the common genet is 2146 items distributed between 8 categories.
In the play The Blacks by French dramatist Jean Genet we are faced, in both a complex and controversial manner, with the issues of cultural and racial identity, ideological dominion, colonialism and the process of decolonization as seen from the perspective of "the blackness " issue against the backdrop of colonialism.
CREDITS: A Jamie Lloyd Company production of a play in one act by Jean Genet, translated by Benedict Andrews and Andrew Upton.
Genet thought he could use the partisan division to his advantage in the conflict with Britain.
In preparing for his role, Lee has been reading books and watching as many videos as possible of Genet.
The complication of the truth/fiction binary is characteristic of both Shukri and Genet, each of whose texts undermine the idea that autobiography reveals accurate self-knowledge, directing the texts' objectives elsewhere.
Derrida did not doubt the rightness of Jackson's fight, and he had already signed the statement of support for Jackson that Genet had drafted, 'Appel pour un comite de soutien aux militants politiques noirs emprisonnes'.
KIND AND GENTLE: Genet Kidane, who was a well loved member of the Eritrean community in the Coventry area
In an era muddled by our collective idolatry of being--whether clad in Judaeo-Christian or Muslim garments, in Buddhist robes of reified emptiness, or in Heidegger's theology of language, Genet speaks from the heady place of non-Being.
From Genet's highly polemical observations on the Vietnam War, to his involvement with the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago, to his witnessing the aftermath of massacred refugees in Jordan, the genius of Genet employs the "language of the enemy" to comment on issues such as terrorism, civil rights, and the "poetic emotion" of revolution in a world he would soon be leaving.