New York: Grove Press, Inc., 1966. 1st US Edition. Octavo, publisher's khaki cloth, spine stamped in black, original photo-illustrated dust jacket.
"Hell has degrees, so does love." French writer Genet's split screen fever-dream of a novel, about life in a state prison under Nazi occupation, and the narrator's nostalgic memories of his erotic adventures in a boys' reformatory. Dust jacket designed by Kuhlman Associates, with author photo to rear panel by Jerry Bauer. Stated first printing. Originally published in French in 1951. Fine in unclipped dust jacket. Item #1236