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Our Lady of the Flowers

(1968)
A novel by

 
 
Jean Genet's seminal Our Lady Of The Flowers (1943) is generally considered to be his finest fictional work. The first draft was written while Genet was incarcerated in a French prison; when the manuscript was discovered and destroyed by officials, Genet, still a prisoner, immediately set about writing it again. It isn't difficult to understand how and why Genet was able to reproduce the novel under such circumstances, because Our Lady Of The Flowers is nothing less than a mythic recreation of Genet's past and then - present history. Combining memories with facts, fantasies, speculations, irrational dreams, tender emotion, empathy, and philosophical insights, Genet probably made his isolation bearable by retreating into a world not only of his own making, but one over which he had total control.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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March 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Our Lady of the Flowers
Author(s): M Jean Genet
ISBN: 0-571-34082-2 / 978-0-571-34082-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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May 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: Our Lady of the Flowers
Author(s): Jean Genet
ISBN: 0-571-25115-3 / 978-0-571-25115-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber and Faber
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November 1990 : UK Paperback
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Title: Our Lady of the Flowers
Author(s): Jean Genet
ISBN: 0-571-14365-2 / 978-0-571-14365-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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January 1994 : USA Paperback
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Title: Our Lady of the Flowers
Author(s): Jean Genet
ISBN: 0-8021-3013-5 / 978-0-8021-3013-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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March 1976 : USA Paperback
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Title: Our Lady of Flowers
Author(s): Jean Genet
ISBN: 0-394-17903-X / 978-0-394-17903-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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January 1988 : UK Paperback
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Title: Our Lady of the Flowers
Author(s): Jean Genet
ISBN: 0-586-08695-1 / 978-0-586-08695-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Paladin
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1966 : UK Paperback
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Title: Our Lady of the Flowers
Author(s): Jean Genet
ISBN: 0-586-02039-X / 978-0-586-02039-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Panther
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January 2013 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Our Lady of the Flowers
Author(s): Jean Genet
Publisher: Disruptive Publishing
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January 1994 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Our Lady of the Flowers
Author(s): Jean Genet
Publisher: Grove Press
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