Querelle of Brest

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Querelle of Brest
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First edition
Author Jean Genet
Original title Querelle de Brest
Translator Anselm Hollo
Country France
Language French
Publisher Marc Barbezat - L'Arbalete (Original French), Grove Press (English Translation)
Publication date
Published in English
Media type Print

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).