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The Thief's Journal by Jean Genet
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it was amazing
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This is the Genet bk that had the greatest impact on me. I admired the clarity of his reporting & the certainty of his position. Somewhere in it, he states something to the effect that the people w/in it are not for the reader. In other words, that it takes a certain type of person to adapt to their criminality & that the likely reader of the bk is probably not that type. I had to agree. Having read this so long ago my memory is, indeed, 'foggy', but I vaguely recall a one-armed murderer as a main character. Genet's depiction of him convinced me that I wdn't want to meet him. Genet loved him.
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January 1, 1975 – Finished Reading
December 25, 2007 – Shelved
March 2, 2008 – Shelved as: literature

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