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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But what if my decision to make my years with the resistance public were a sign that it was soon to disappear?

prissoner For a short time the life, the one life of the now dead fedayee took on a density it had never had before. I could climb as fast as the fedayeen, and I declined their hands outstreched to help me as I reached the now treeless plateau from which you could see Jericho.

The Milky Way rose out of the lights of Galilee and lov over me and the Jordan Valley before breaking up over the desert of Saudi Arabia. Prisoner of Lovewritten some ten years later, when many of the men Genet had known prisomer been killed Starting inJean Genet—petty thief, prostitute, modernist master—spent two years in the Palestinian refugee camps in Jordan. Also, given that i’m in jordan right geent, the book provides some really interesting information about how palestinians and maybe jordanians viewed Jordan’s actions in the early ’70s particularly Black September – that’s what this book is focusing on, or rather it is focusing on the reaction to Black September.


Just their free food programs alone are too important to me. Written by the editors of 3: Did the fedayeen think of something else, something precise?

Any reality is bound to be outside me, existing in and for itself. Legally speaking, a witness neither opposes nor serves the judges. I’d have curls down to my chest. What has become of him?

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Was she taken in by my pretence? Prisner hour of metamorphoses, when people half hope, half fear that a dog will become a wolf. The plural is significant. From toI found Greece pleasant.

It may have taken me a year to read, but definitely worth it. Across fiction, essay, theatre and film, his remarkable prose explored complex desire, political engagement and a startling celebration of the marginalised. One of the great triumphs of this book is the humanization of Palestinians.


His love for the Black Panthers and the Palestines goes beyond politics into something sexual and quite dangerous. Not one of them bothered to give any real help to that tortured people tormented by its enemy, Israel, by its own political and revolutionary factions, and by the loev conflicts of each of its citizens.

They aren’t, however, put together in any clear order. If I were to divide his I probably haven’t written an adequate review of a Genet bk yet.


I really don’t think I can ever do a Genet bk justice. Jea plenty of self-indulgence.

Prisoner of Love

Through my lashes I saw her move the little table silently prsioner to its place and, still with the assurance of someone born blind, pick up the tray and go out, closing the door. Sep 06, Bettina added it. Writing this book, I see my own image far, far away, dwarf size, and more and more difficult to recognize with age.

I’d be someone else, with different thoughts and a different yenet, and I’d look for mz ancestors among the furriers. The only fairly true causes of my writing this book were the nuts I picked from the hedges at Geenet. The judges have never been to the places where the acts they have to judge were performed, so the witness is indispensable.

For it was a party, the Palestinian revolt on the banks of the Jordan.

Genet had an extremely incisive intellect. I used to think the only way the actual impact of historical events on individual lives can be understood, is by reading fiction. Words, phrases, whole languages were disinterred.