The Passion (Vintage Blue)
Publish date: October 31st 2011
Publisher: Vintage Digital
Pages no: 176
Edition language: English
I was lucky enough to see Jeanette Winterson at the Sydney Opera House in 2014 - her talk was brilliant and inspiring, she is surely one of the greatest minds of our era. After the talk I bought a stack of her books and queued up to get them signed - the people waiting behind me actually sighed with...
quite a different experience than my first attempt to read it for a second semester university course. i could barely get past the first part then, this time i found it so beautiful and touching. i was left emotional in the end, which is a pretty big feat for me. [cold as ice by foreigner plays soft...
The plot of this novel is something that has been dealt with over and over again, yet I liked reading The Passion because:1- you can read it as much as you want, you will always find something, something you didnot pay attention before. It just appears before you like magic and you wonder how you c...
2 stars for the phantasmagorical imagery and the story. 1 more star for the beautifully done ending and the immensely quotable lines on love and passion the writer seems to have clumsily crammed in to the narrative in the last few pages.
This novel is told from the point of views of two characters -- a young man, Henri, an army cook for a chicken-obsessed Napoleon, and Villanelle, a Venetian web-footed female cross-dresser. Henri falls in a kind of hero-worshiping love with Napoleon but after the invastion of Russia becomes utterly ...
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