I delayed the inevitable as long as I could. But, when I unpacked my copy of Jean Genet’s “Lady of the Flowers” after a recent move, it came apart into five pieces. It was a shoddy used copy I picked up somewhere, probably on a New York sidewalk, but it will be missed.
Oddly enough, I found a few pages of “The Little Prince” tucked inside Genet’s dirty, homoerotic classic, which was written while the author was tucked inside a French prison.
If the photo above ever becomes a grad school essay, its title could read as follows — “Criminal Sex: A Jean Genet Reading of Pedophilia in The Little Prince.”