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Original title  Querelle de Brest
Language  French
Published in English  1974
Author  Jean Genet
Adaptations  Querelle (1982)
Preceded by  Funeral Rites
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Translator  Anselm Hollo
Publication date  1947
Originally published  1947
Genre  Novel
Country  France
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Publisher  Marc Barbezat - L'Arbalete (Original French), Grove Press (English Translation)
Similar  Jean Genet books, Novels

Querelle of Brest (French: Querelle de Brest) is a novel by the French writer Jean Genet. It was first published anonymously in 1947 and limited to 460 numbered copies. It is set in the midst of the port town of Brest, where sailors and the sea are associated with murder. Its protagonist, Georges Querelle, is a bisexual thief, prostitute and serial killer who manipulates and kills his lovers for thrills and profit. The novel formed the basis for Rainer Werner Fassbinder's last film, Querelle (1982).

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