Our Lady of the Flowers

Our Lady of the Flowers

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by Jean Genet
     
 

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'Our Lady of the Flowers', which is often considered to be Genet's masterpiece, was written entirely in the solitude of a prison cell. the exceptional value of the work lies in its ambiguity.  See more details below

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'Our Lady of the Flowers', which is often considered to be Genet's masterpiece, was written entirely in the solitude of a prison cell. the exceptional value of the work lies in its ambiguity.

Editorial Reviews

NY Times Book Review
Elegiac elegance, alternately muted, languorous, vituperative, tender, glamorous, bitchy, lush, mockingly feminine, "high camp," overripe, vigorous, rigorous, exalted....A remarkable, sensitive achievement.
Boston Herald
Incredible, appalling, thrilling, disturbing, offbeat, eloquent, violently crude, yet compelling. Reflects, as no other book of our time, the lower depths of human existence.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802194244
Publisher:
Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date:
01/12/1994
Series:
Genet, Jean
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
194,456
File size:
523 KB

What People are saying about this

Terry Southern
A matchless contemporary classic....Like Ulysses in its own day, so creatively formidable that any comment on its merit becomes at once presumptuous.
Richard Wright
Genet has taken a tabooed subject and created a world that is out of this world. He is a magician, an enchanter of the first order.
Susan Sontag
Only a handful of twentieth-century writers, such as Kafka and Proust, have as important, as authoritative, as irrevocable a voice and style.

Meet the Author

Sartre was born in Paris, France. He had a doctorate in philosophy.

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