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Miracle of the Rose by Jean Genet

I felt I was emerging from a cave peopled with marvelous creatures, which one only senses (angels, for example, with speckled faces), and entering a luminous space where everything is only what it is, without overtones, without aura. What it is: useful. This world, which is new to me, is dreary, without hope, without excitement.

Miracle of the Rose by Jean Genet

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Genet wrote the type of imaginative fiction which not only fuelled the writings of William S. Burroughs and Samuel R. Delany, but attracted the critical attention of such writers as Michel Foucault, Jacques Derrida and Jean-Paul Sartre.