Starting in , Jean Genet—petty thief, prostitute, modernist master—spent two years in the Palestinian refugee camps in Jordan. Always an outcast himself. Prisoner of Love. Jean Genet, Author, Edmund White, Illustrator, Barbara Bray, Translator Wesleyan University Press $35 (p) ISBN Get this from a library! Prisoner of love. [Jean Genet; Barbara Bray].

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PWF | Jean Genet: Prisoner of Love

Mar 06, Mizuki marked it as to-read. I jjean like an owl. Everything was in it at one time or another; but never my total belief, never the whole of myself. Writing this book, I see my own image far, far away, dwarf size, and more and more difficult to recognize with age.

The mother had just come in. If you’re against Israel you’re not an enemy or an opponent–you’re a terrorist.

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Prisoner of Love Jean Genet Snippet view – My son would be a major spy in Mossad, working in the Israeli Embassy in Paris, and my grandson would prisonwr a Mirage pilot, smiling as he dropped his bombs on West Beirut. But even the word “radical” is suspect here. Jean Genet’s last book and in some ways his most passionate one. Two friends who were with him remained serious. To actually understand Genet a prisonwr helps to understand the power of this final work, which is mostly finished and unpolished.


Feb 22, Mai Abdeen rated it it was amazing.

It would be far too simple maybe the right word is simply ‘incorrect’ to suggest lf it serves as a synthesis of the literary and polemical Genets. Being abandoned and left to be brought up as an orphan was a birth that was different from but not any worse than most. They were less clearly defined projects from a formal standpoint; they delivered less familiar rewards.

But could they fire at stars rising out of their own cradle, Palestine? Hamza and his mother. Sep 01, Kathleen is currently reading it.

Prisoner of Love

Jean Genet was a prominent, controversial French writer and later political activist. He achieves a certain critical distance from the mythology of his youth.

But however great his sympathies, he never surrendered his intellectual freedom and saw gaps in the groups’ vague political programs. Maybe it was sex, or some other adventurous gene. Perhaps “controversial” isn’t such a bad word choice after all. Was she taken in by my pretence?

The State of Israel is a bruise, a contusion that lingers on the shoulder of Islam Genet is precise and scathing in describing the luxury suites at European hotels rented out by Arab leaders to hold “talks” or Yassir Arafat Not real name by the way and the PLO’s awareness of the importance of having a presence in western media of their cause.


Am I trapped in this book! There was nothing for me to do but look and listen. This is a complex compilation, part prose, part poetry, absurdly sentimental and assuredly heartbreaking. Or were they lost in a mist of diffused desire, and each pure as an angel? Please provide an email address. She went on smiling, and wearing her gun.


He talked to fedayeen militant fighters and Black Panthers and was unapologetically pro-Palestinian. But I was afraid the end of the book might coincide with the end of the resistance.

I do not consider it a memoir, nor a description of a specific experience. It would be made into epics. Be the first to discover new talent! However, because these thoughts are not organized, you feel the book is not focused.