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Our Lady of the Flowers

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Our Lady of the Flowers by Jean Genet
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Our Lady of the Flowers, often considered Genet's masterpiece, was written in the cell of a French prison where he was being held for theft. Here is the darker side of Montmartre, a world of pimps, thieves, prostitutes, queens and blackmailers, where 'morality' in the common sense of the word has no meaning. The story of Divine, a drag-queen prostitute, is interwoven with that of one of his lovers, a young man due to be arrested for murder. A story of sex, crime and death, Our Lady of the Flowers is a powerful and original debut novel, which put Genet into the front rank of French writers.

Author Biography

Jean Genet, (born Dec. 19, 1910, Paris, France-died April 15, 1986, Paris), French criminal and social outcast turned writer who, as a novelist, transformed erotic and often obscene subject matter into a poetic vision of the universe and, as a dramatist, became a leading figure in the avant-garde theatre, especially the Theatre of the Absurd.
Release date NZ
March 7th, 2019
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Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edition
Main
Imprint
Faber & Faber
Pages
320
ISBN-13
9780571340828
Product ID
26877119

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