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Our Lady of the Flowers by Jean Genet
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Nov 12, 08

bookshelves: les-grenouilles, e
Read in January, 2008

This book would be extremely depressing except for the interesting connection between his fantasies and being a prisoner. The prisoner writes his fantasies from his prison cell, whiddling away the time or just trying to keep himself company. But the really interesting aspect is the way he talks to his audience, because it isn't so much story which evolves but his view of people he's writing to. The longer he is in prison in isolation, the more frantic and desperate he becomes so that his story gradually turns into one of pure masochism and victimization.
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