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Written on the Body - Jeanette Winterson
Written on the Body
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The most beguilingly seductive novel to date from the author of The Passion and Sexing the Cherry. Winterson chronicles the consuming affair between the narrator, who is given neither name nor gender, and the beloved, a complex and confused married woman. "At once a love story and a philosophical... show more
The most beguilingly seductive novel to date from the author of The Passion and Sexing the Cherry. Winterson chronicles the consuming affair between the narrator, who is given neither name nor gender, and the beloved, a complex and confused married woman. "At once a love story and a philosophical meditation."--New York Times Book Review.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780679744474 (0679744479)
ASIN: 679744479
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 190
Edition language: English
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Something clever I'll change later
Something clever I'll change later rated it
3.0
Finished JUST in time for book club, which meets in about....6 hours. Yikes!
sarah
sarah rated it
3.0 Written on the Body
Although I am not inspired by love stories, I liked the genderless main character experiment. To me, Winterson made this missing information feel natural, and not like a clever hook. I was unable to get swept up in the romance (too much Twilight this year I think), but there was plenty of characte...
Kate Says: "Reading Is Fun!"
Kate Says: "Reading Is Fun!" rated it
5.0 Written on the Body
This book was my first introduction to Jeanette Winterson's work. I read it in college for a class on contemporary fiction. I have to admit, I was blown away by her writing style, it is so unique. This book moved me to no end. I didn't care if the narrator was male or female, it really didn't matt...
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