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Our lady of the flowers

Genet, Jean, 1910-19862019
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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.
Main title:
Our lady of the flowers / Jean Genet ; translated by Bernard Frechtman ; with an introduction by Jean-Paul Sartre.
Author:
Genet, Jean, 1910-1986, authorFrechtman, Bernard, translatorSartre, Jean-Paul, 1905-1980, author of introduction, etc
Imprint:
London : Faber & Faber, 2019.©1973
Collation:
318 pages ; 20 cm.
Notes:
Originally published in 1943 as 'Notra-Dame des Fleurs' by L'Arbalete.Translated from the French.
ISBN:
97805713408289780571340828 (paperback)
Dewey class:
843.912
Language:
EnglishFrench
BRN:
381963
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Brighton LibraryAdult FictionGENEAvailable
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