Our Lady of the Flowers

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Translated by Bernard Frechtman and with an introduction by Jean-Paul Sartre (who famously hailed the novel as an 'epic of masturbation'), Our Lady of the Flowers was first written on brown paper in a French prison. A guard who uncovered this unapproved activity confiscated Jean Genet's manuscript and burned it. Undaunted, Genet wrote it afresh. After private and small-press publications, its acceptance in 1951 by Gallimard put Genet immediately into the front rank of French writers. 'Our Lady of the Flowers' himself is a ...

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Our Lady of the Flowers
2019, Faber & Faber, London

ISBN-13: 9780571340828

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Our Lady of the Flowers
2009, Faber & Faber, London

ISBN-13: 9780571251155

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Our Lady of the Flowers
1994, Grove Press, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780802130136

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Our Lady of the Flowers
1990, Faber & Faber, London

ISBN-13: 9780571143658

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Our Lady of the Flowers
1988, Paladin, London

ISBN-13: 9780586086957

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Our Lady of the Flowers
1966, HarperCollins Distribution Services

ISBN-13: 9780586020395

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