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This is the story of a poet from his conception to his early adulthood. The boy is always a poet and always struggles for his independence from his overbearing mother whose greatest accomplishment in life is having the poet. The poet grows to fall in love with a woman but his love is shortlived when he becomes insanely jealous of his girlfriend's past love experience. The poet never achieves manhood and dies after betraying his girlfriend and fails to make love to another woman.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1930's-1950's Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Age group of kid(s) in story:    -   college Something wrong upstairs/downstairs?    -   searching for identity/meaning Loving/sexing?    -   girl chasing

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   French Unusual characteristics:    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   2 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing    -   impregnation/reproduction Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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