His genius is like a kind of suffocating honey on the page, it pulls your heart out.
So the book becomes like a walk through Genet's subconcious, in which we meet different aspects of the total personality that is Jean Genet.
It's very Catholic but the sensuous rites of the Church are stripped of religion, and reapplied to the secular world.
Gorgeous, twisted, sexy, hilarious, melancholic. Genet is an important figure in queer history, a must-read.Published 7 months ago by rhubarb jones
Our Lady of The Flowers - Notre Dame des Fleurs - by Gene Genet, translated from the French by Bernard Frechtman
This is Gene Genet best known novel. Read more
Jean Genet's "Our Lady of the Flowers" is an amazing novel for many reasons, not least of which is its seamless stitching together of the most lowbrow and sexually graphic subject... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Eustathios
Though hailed as some kind of "underground classic" I was not impressed. Though Mr. Genet obviously had some literary talent, it's more the subject than the method which... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Wayne L. Hill
A writing style that I suspect influenced such American authors as Jack Kerouac and Margarite Young and (Irish) Samuel Beckett.Published 13 months ago by Bruce Ferguson
Again, I am very grateful to the publisher for the creation of this digital edition.
I found the translation very satisfactory.
Regarded as his finest work, this is a mixture of memories, facts, fantasies, speculations, irrational dreams, tender emotion, empathy, and philosophy: `one must lie to be... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Mr. D. P. Jay