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Our lady of the flowers

By: Genet, M. Jean

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0571340822 / 9780571340828
Paperback
843.912
07/03/2019
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England
Classics
20 cm 320 pages
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Reprint. Translated from the French This translation originally published: London: Anthony Blond, 1964.

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.

BIC:

FC Classic fiction (pre c 1945), FYT Fiction in translation

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