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ISBN-10: 2070371492

ISBN-13: 9782070371495

Edition: N/A

Authors: Jean Genet

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List price: $8.95
Publisher: Schoenhof's Foreign Books, Incorporated
Binding: Paperback
Weight: 0.440

Jean Genet's life was full of sorrow and rebellion. Born illegitimately in 1910, he was abandoned by his mother, raised by Public Assistance, and sent to live with foster parents at the age of seven. He turned to thievery and prostitution at an early age and was sent to a reform school and, later, to prison. Many of these early experiences form the basis of his well-known works, including Miracle of the Rose and The Thief's Journal. Genet began writing in 1942, while in prison. His first work, Our Lady of the Flowers, was written slowly, since his manuscripts were repeatedly seized by prison officials. Like many of Genet's works, it contains highly homoerotic scenes and is based on his…