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Funeral Rites (novel)

Funeral Rites
Author Jean Genet
Original title Pompes funèbres
Translator Bernard Frechtman
Country France
Language French
Genre novel
Publisher Marc Barbezat - L'Arbalete (Original French), Grove Press (English Translation)
Publication date 1948
Published in English 1953
Media type Print
ISBN 0-571-25154-4
Preceded by The Miracle of the Rose
Followed by Querelle of Brest

Funeral Rites (Pompes funèbres) is a 1948 novel by Jean Genet. It is a story of love and betrayal across political divides, written this time for the narrator's lover, Jean Decarnin, killed by the Germans in WWII.

The first edition was limited to 1,500 copies; in 1953 the text was revised by Gallimard, excising some possibly offensive passages, which became the basis for the 1953 English translation by Frechtman.[1]

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