The Love Germ

The Love Germ

Book - 1998
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Random House, Inc.
Place: Latin Quarter, Paris. Date: May 1968. Cast: Polly, Giorgio, Jane, Anna, Arthur and a thousand rioting students. Plot: Polly accepts that it takes love to make a revolution, even if it arrives in the shambolic form of Giorgio, an Italian anarchist with a pimply back and a mean line in rebel rousing. Giorgio discovers that the sunglasses everyone is wearing on the street are also de rigeur in the waiting room of the clap clinic. Anna finds that with her old friend Gottlieb, one plus one, far from making two, or ideally three, makes only zero. And Jane decides that as she is constantly being accused of adultery, she might as well give it a go ... Meanwhile, over at the Sorbonne, a crowd debates late into the night urgent questions of romance and revolt, and how they intertwine.

Baker & Taylor
Polly, Giorgio, Anna, and Jane learn about love and about themselves amid the 1968 riots in Paris' Latin Quarter

Norton Pub
"Freedom is the consciousness of our desires". The place: Latin Quarter, Paris. The date: May 1968. The cast: Polly, Giorgio, Jane, Anna, Arthur and several hundred thousand rioting students. The plot: Polly accepts that it takes love to make a revolution, even if it comes in the shambolic form of Giorgio, an Italian anarchist with a pimply back and VD. Giorgio discovers that the sunglasses everyone is wearing on the street are also de rigeur in the waiting room of the clap clinic. Meanwhile, Anna decides that as she is constantly being accused of adultery, she might as well commit it. And on it goes... The review: Funny, poignant storytelling from the carefree days when sex and revolution were passionate partners. The book: The Love Germ.

Publisher: London ; New York : Verso, c1998
ISBN: 9781859842850
1859842852
Characteristics: ix, 148 p. : map ; 19 cm

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