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Jean Genet's first, and arguably greatest, novel was written while he was in prison. As Sartre recounts in his introduction, Genet penned this work on the brown paper which inmates were supposed to use to fold bags as a form of occupational therapy. The masterpiece he managed to produce under those difficult conditions is a lyrical portrait of the criminal underground of Paris and the thieves,...
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I'm glad this was included on the list...challenging and interesting read that I might otherwise have passed on.
Feb 20th, 2018
I feel a little bad giving this book such a low rating but I just could not get into it. I liked the style of writing but I found it a really boring read and it took me far longer to get through than it ought to have done. Do give it a shot though, you might appreciate it more than me.
Sep 16th, 2016
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