Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit
Jeanette, the protagonist of Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit and the author's namesake, has issues—"unnatural" ones: her adopted mam thinks she's the Chosen one from God; she's beginning to fancy girls; and an orange demon keeps popping into her psyche. Already Jeanette Winterson's... show more
Jeanette, the protagonist of Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit and the author's namesake, has issues—"unnatural" ones: her adopted mam thinks she's the Chosen one from God; she's beginning to fancy girls; and an orange demon keeps popping into her psyche. Already Jeanette Winterson's semi-autobiographical first novel is not your typical coming-of-age tale.Brought up in a work
Pages no: 171
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Literary Fiction
Like most experimental stories, it took me a few days to decide if this one is terrible or brilliant. With experimental writing, there is always a fine line between “OMG this is awesome!” and “WTF is this?” Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit is part autobiography, part essay, and part fairytale. These d...
bookshelves: radio-4, published-1985, glbt, author-in-the-mirror, lit-richer, protestant, play-dramatisation, amusing, britain-england, eng-lanc-accrington, authoritarian-parenting, autobiography-memoir Recommended for: BBC Radio Listeners Read from April 07 to 17, 2016 http://www.bbc.co.uk/pro...
This is a book about a teenage lesbian who is razed in a fundamentalist christian household. The book was written in 1984 and it very much smacks of the most tedious parts of 1980s lesbian radicalism. Despite the fact that the main male character is a man who has been henpecked into non-existence ...
I had every intention of loving this book, but unfortunately it didn't grab me the way that Winterson's novel Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit or her memoir Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? did. Winterson's writing in this novella is as vivid and evocative as always, but I wanted more charact...
Per me vale lo stesso discorso de "Scritto sul corpo": la Winterson scrive meravigliosamente, a tratti ironica, a tratti profonda.. E sebbene mi piaccia molto ciò che scrive, è pesante. Non scorre, c'è poco da fare :(
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