Miracle of the Rose

Jean Genet

Verlag: Anthony Blond, 1965
ISBN 10: 0218512724 / ISBN 13: 9780218512724
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1965. 291 pages. Green dust jacket with white lettering over green cloth. Clean pages with firm binding. Mild tanning to endpapers and page edges. Mild wear to spine, board edges and corners. Unclipped dust jacket. Mild wear and tear to edges and corners. Mild tanning to spine and edges. Buchnummer des Verkäufers

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Inhaltsangabe: Miracle of the Rose was Jean Genet's second novel, composed in 1943 while the author was incarcerated in La Sante prison, and eventually published in 1946. The work itself is informed by Genet's memories of confinement, both in 'adult' prisons and the Mettray reformatory where he spent three years from the age of 15. However, as in his earlier Our Lady of the Flowers, Genet's imagination transfigures lived experience and makes for a vivid fictional world governed by the poetic force of his fantasies. The central figure in the novel is Harcamone, whom Genet first encountered at Mettray and who resurfaces, unsurprisingly, in the adult prison of Fontevrault - now a murderer, and, in the world-turned-upside-down of Genet's vision, a quasi-divine figure. Genet further explores the path of his own sexuality through accounts of his physical relations with fellow inmates, including the burglar Bulkean and his ex-Mettray lover, Divers.

About the Author: 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 convictions for theft in France to his credit he was, the eleventh time, condemned to life imprisonment. Eventually he was granted a pardon by President Auriol as a result of appeals from France's leading artists and writers led by Jean Cocteau.$$$His first novel, Our Lady of the Flowers, was written while he was in prison, followed by Miracle of the Rose, the autobiographical The Thief's Journal, Querelle of Brest and Funeral Rites. He wrote six plays: The Balcony, The Blacks, The Screens, The Maids, Deathwatch and Splendid's (the manuscript of which was rediscovered only in 1993). Jean Genet died in 1986.

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Titel: Miracle of the Rose
Verlag: Anthony Blond
Erscheinungsdatum: 1965
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Buchbeschreibung Penguin, 1971. Paperback. | A Format (7" x 4½"). 279pp. | Translated by Bernard Frechtman. First in this, paperback, edition. For more photos or information, use the «Ask Bookseller» button and I'll be pleased to help. The book is in stock and ships from the rustic nirvana of Peasedown St. John, near Bath, England from a long-established bookseller - guaranteed by my reputation and the UK Distance Selling Act. Remember! BUYING THIS BOOK means my Jack Russells get their supper! Condition :: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Gently faded at the spine. Bookplate to the reverse of the upper wrapper. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Pages lightly age-tanned. Artikel-Nr. 168820

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Buchbeschreibung Castle Books 1966, lin, stofomslag. Artikel-Nr. lit422

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Buchbeschreibung [Secaucus], Castle Books [Grove Press Inc.]., 1966. Original publisher's yellow hardback, paper-covered boards, black title spine, pictorial dustjacket, 8vo: [iv], 344pp. Dustjacket very light wear. Fine copy., Translated from the French by Bernard Frechtman. Artikel-Nr. 162154

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Buchbeschreibung New York: Grove Press, Inc, 1966, 1966. Octavo. Original tan cloth, titles to spine in black. With the dust jacket. Spine gently rolled, edges of text block and endpapers a little spotted, two very small dampstains to top edge of text block. An excellent copy in a lightly toned jacket with faint crease to bottom edge of front panel and one tiny closed tear. First US edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "A M. Don C - pour vous - pourquoi je sais vous connais [sic] tout. Jean G." and signed by the recipient, Don Coralle, on the title. Artikel-Nr. 91662

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