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Miracle of the Rose

Jean Genet

A beautiful new edition of Jean Genet’s classic work — part of a revitalising repackage of all of Genet’s novels for 2019.

2 in stock

£9.99
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571340842
Date Published
06.06.2019
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Summary

Jean Genet, French playwright, novelist and poet, turned the experiences in his life amongst pimps, whores, thugs and other fellow social outcasts into a poetic literature, with an honesty and explicitness unprecedented at the time. Widely considered an outstanding and unique figure in French literature, Genet wrote five novels between 1942 and 1947, now being republished by Faber & Faber in beautiful new paperback editions.

Miracle of the Rose was Jean Genet’s second novel, composed in 1943 while incarcerated in prison. The novel is informed by Genet’s memories of confinement, both in prison and the Mettray reformatory where he spent three years from the age of 15. The central figure of the novel is Harcamone, whom Genet first encountered at Mettray, and who resurfaces in an adult prison — now a murderer and, in the world-turned-upside-down of Genet’s vision, a quasi-divine figure.

Includes a new introduction by Terry Hands.

Critic Reviews

One of the greatest achievements of modern literature.

Richard Howard
Critic Reviews

The most original and provocative writer of his generation.

The Times
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Jean Genet was born in Paris in 1910. An illegitimate child who never knew his parents, he was abandoned to the Public Assistance Authorities. He was ten when he was sent to a reformatory for stealing; thereafter he spent time in the prisons of nearly every country he visited in thirty years of prowling through the European underworld. With ten…

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