Friday, July 18, 2008

A Book Not From the Exam List

Miracle of the Rose Miracle of the Rose by Jean Genet

rating: 4 of 5 stars
Probably my least favorite of the Genet's novels. Although this may have had to do with the dated translation of slang, I found the trajectory of the plot to be a little unsatisfying. This novel mingles the exaltation and abjection in which the narrator revels of the men of Founterevault prison and the boys of the juvenile correctional colony, Mettray.

May have been the inspiration for one of three episodes in Todd Haynes' film Poison.

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