Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit

Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit
Author: Jeanette Winterson
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2009-11-24
ISBN 10: 1409088561
ISBN 13: 9781409088561
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit Book Review:

This is the story of Jeanette, adopted and brought up by her mother as one of God's elect. Zealous and passionate, she seems seems destined for life as a missionary, but then she falls for one of her converts. At sixteen, Jeanette decides to leave the church, her home and her family, for the young woman she loves. Innovative, punchy and tender, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit is a few days ride into the bizarre outposts of religious excess and human obsession. With a new introduction by the author 'Witty, bizarre, extraordinary and exhilarating' The Times 'She is a master of her material, a writer in whom great talent abides' Vanity Fair 'Many consider her to be the best living writer in this language... In her hands, words are fluid, radiant, humming' Evening Standard 'A novel that deserves revisiting' Observer 'A wonderful rites-of-passage novel' Mariella Frostrup

Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit

Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit
Author: Jeanette Winterson
Publsiher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
Total Pages: 187
Release: 2007-12-01
ISBN 10: 9780802198723
ISBN 13: 0802198724
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit Book Review:

The New York Times–bestselling author’s Whitbread Prize–winning debut—“Winterson has mastered both comedy and tragedy in this rich little novel” (The Washington Post Book World). When it first appeared, Jeanette Winterson’s extraordinary debut novel received unanimous international praise, including the prestigious Whitbread Prize for best first fiction. Winterson went on to fulfill that promise, producing some of the most dazzling fiction and nonfiction of the past decade, including her celebrated memoir Why Be Happy When You Can Be Normal?. Now required reading in contemporary literature, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit is a funny, poignant exploration of a young girl’s adolescence. Jeanette is a bright and rebellious orphan who is adopted into an evangelical household in the dour, industrial North of England and finds herself embroidering grim religious mottoes and shaking her little tambourine for Jesus. But as this budding missionary comes of age, and comes to terms with her unorthodox sexuality, the peculiar balance of her God-fearing household dissolves. Jeanette’s insistence on listening to truths of her own heart and mind—and on reporting them with wit and passion—makes for an unforgettable chronicle of an eccentric, moving passage into adulthood. “If Flannery O’Connor and Rita Mae Brown had collaborated on the coming-out story of a young British girl in the 1960s, maybe they would have approached the quirky and subtle hilarity of Jeanette Winterson’s autobiographical first novel. . . . Winterson’s voice, with its idiosyncratic wit and sensitivity, is one you’ve never heard before.” —Ms. Magazine

Oranges are Not the Only Fruit

Oranges are Not the Only Fruit
Author: Jeanette Winterson
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 171
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 0099562995
ISBN 13: 9780099562993
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Oranges are Not the Only Fruit Book Review:

The is the story of Jeanette, adopted and brought up by her mother as one of God's elect. Zealous and passionate, she seems destined for life as a missionary, but then she falls for one of her converts. At sixteen, Jeanette decides to leave the church, her home and her family for the young woman she loves. Innovative, punchy and tender, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit is a few days' ride into the bizarre outposts of religious excess and human obsession.

Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit

Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit
Author: Jeanette Winterson
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2009-11-24
ISBN 10: 1409088561
ISBN 13: 9781409088561
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit Book Review:

This is the story of Jeanette, adopted and brought up by her mother as one of God's elect. Zealous and passionate, she seems seems destined for life as a missionary, but then she falls for one of her converts. At sixteen, Jeanette decides to leave the church, her home and her family, for the young woman she loves. Innovative, punchy and tender, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit is a few days ride into the bizarre outposts of religious excess and human obsession. With a new introduction by the author 'Witty, bizarre, extraordinary and exhilarating' The Times 'She is a master of her material, a writer in whom great talent abides' Vanity Fair 'Many consider her to be the best living writer in this language... In her hands, words are fluid, radiant, humming' Evening Standard 'A novel that deserves revisiting' Observer 'A wonderful rites-of-passage novel' Mariella Frostrup

The Function of Fairy Tales in Jeanette Winterson's Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit

The Function of Fairy Tales in Jeanette Winterson's Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit
Author: Anonym
Publsiher: GRIN Verlag
Total Pages: 15
Release: 2010-12
ISBN 10: 3640769805
ISBN 13: 9783640769803
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Function of Fairy Tales in Jeanette Winterson's Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit Book Review:

Seminar paper from the year 2005 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: 1,0, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, language: English, abstract: In terms of genre, Jeanette Winterson's 1985 novel Oranges are not the Only Fruit is definitely groundbreaking. The author uses autobiographical elements, elements of the female Bildungsroman but also of the typical coming out novel. Furthermore, besides many allusions to other literary works and an enormous use of intertextuality, Winterson constructs girlhood through fantasy, myth, and fairy tales which challenge the expectations about any conventional novel. As Paulina Palmer describes, in Oranges "Examples of realism, fantasy and anti-realism flourish side by side," co-exist and intermingle with each other (2). By mixing all these different genres in her novel, Jeanette Winterson destabilizes the possibility of a single authoritative reading of her fiction. Definitely intriguing is her use of fairy tales within Oranges. Because traditional fairy tales have often been subject of feminist criticism, it seems curious that especially Winterson, as a lesbian author, interweaves many, seemingly traditional fairy tales into her plot. After the 20th century suffrage and liberation movements, feminists such as K.E. Rowe argue that these "domestic fictions" have encouraged women throughout centuries to blindly await Prince Charming in order to fulfil their primary goal in life: marriage (237). These tales picture women as subdued to men, first to their fathers, then to their husbands, as dependent heroines who need to be rescued from the dangers the world bares. It is furthermore well known that "By virtue of the beautiful simplicity that folk tales have, by virtue of their single context, they become ideal vehicles for incorporating elements of the cultures which produce them" (Rabkin 100). Yet, I argue that the fairy-tale episodes in Oranges are not as traditiona

Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?

Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?
Author: Jeanette Winterson
Publsiher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2012-03-06
ISBN 10: 0802194753
ISBN 13: 9780802194756
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? Book Review:

A New York Times bestseller: The “magnificent” memoir by one of the bravest and most original writers of our time—“A tour de force of literature and love” (Vogue). Jeanette Winterson’s bold and revelatory novels have established her as a major figure in world literature. Her internationally best-selling debut, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, tells the story of a young girl adopted by Pentecostal parents, and has become a staple of required reading in contemporary fiction classes. Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? is a “singular and electric” memoir about a life’s work to find happiness (The New York Times). It is a book full of stories: about a girl locked out of her home, sitting on the doorstep all night; about a religious zealot disguised as a mother who has two sets of false teeth and a revolver in the dresser, waiting for Armageddon; about growing up in a north England industrial town now changed beyond recognition; about the universe as a cosmic dustbin. It is the story of how a painful past, rose to haunt the author later in life, sending her on a journey into madness and out again, in search of her biological mother. It is also a book about the power of literature, showing how fiction and poetry can form a string of guiding lights, or a life raft that supports us when we are sinking. Witty, acute, fierce, and celebratory, Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? is a tough-minded story of the search for belonging—for love, identity, home, and a mother.

Boating for Beginners

Boating for Beginners
Author: Jeanette Winterson
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 160
Release: 1990
ISBN 10: 0749391510
ISBN 13: 9780749391515
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Boating for Beginners Book Review:

"Do you understand the meaning of life?" asked Gloria. She knew that everyone sought this mysterious meaning because it was in all the magazines. Every month there was an article on how to be fulfilled and what to invest in when you were... oating for Beginners is a comic book with pictures. A pleasure boat company is transformed when the proprietor, Noah, is chosen by the 'One True God' to put 'sunny' faith back in the world and women back in the kitchen."

Gut Symmetries

Gut Symmetries
Author: Jeanette Winterson
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2013-04-17
ISBN 10: 0307763633
ISBN 13: 9780307763631
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Gut Symmetries Book Review:

The highwire artist of the English novel redraws the romantic triangle for the post-Einsteinian universe, where gender is as elastic as matter, and any accurate Grand Unified Theory (GUT) must encompass desire alongside electromagnetism and gravity. One starry night on a boat in the mid-Atlantic, Alice, a brilliant English theoretical physicist, begins an affair with Jove, her remorselessly seductive American counterpart. But Jove is married. When Alice confronts his wife, Stella, she swiftly falls in love with her, with consequences that are by turns horrifying, comic, and arousing. Vaulting from Liverpool to New York, from alchemy to string theory, and from the spirit to the flesh, Gut Symmetries is a thrillingly original novel by England's most flamboyantly gifted young writer. "Winterson is unmatched among contemporary writers in her ability to conjure up new-world wonder...A beautiful, stirring and brilliant story."--Times Literary Supplement "Dazzling for [its] intelligence and inventiveness...[Winterson] is possessed of a masterly command of the language and a truly pliant imagination."--Elle "One of our most brilliant, visionary storytellers."--San Francisco Chronicle

Written On The Body

Written On The Body
Author: Jeanette Winterson
Publsiher: Vintage Canada
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2014-06-24
ISBN 10: 0307363643
ISBN 13: 9780307363640
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Written On The Body Book Review:

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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Jeanette Winterson

Jeanette Winterson
Author: Margaret Reynolds,Jonathan Noakes
Publsiher: Vintage Books
Total Pages: 173
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9780099437673
ISBN 13: 0099437678
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Jeanette Winterson Book Review:

In Vintage Living Texts, teachers and students will find the essential guide to the writer's works, together with an in-depth interview relating specifically to the texts under discussion. Each guide deals with the writer's themes, genre and narrative technique and a close reading will provide a rich source of ideas for intelligent and inventive ways of approaching the novels. Texts: Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit The Passion Sexing the Cherry The Powerbook

Sexing the Cherry

Sexing the Cherry
Author: Jeanette Winterson
Publsiher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2007-12-01
ISBN 10: 9780802198709
ISBN 13: 0802198708
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Sexing the Cherry Book Review:

“The marvelous and the horrific, the mythic and the mundane overlap and intermingle in this wonderfully inventive novel.” —The New York Times Winner of the E. M. Forster Award In a fantastic world that is and is not seventeenth-century England, a baby is found floating in the Thames. The child, Jordan, is rescued by Dog Woman and grows up to travel the globe like Gulliver—though he finds that the most curious oddities come from his own mind. The spiraling tale leads the reader from discussions on the nature of time to Jordan’s fascination with journeys concealed within other journeys, all with a dizzying speed that jumps from epiphany to shimmering epiphany. From the New York Times–bestselling author of Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit and Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?, Sexing the Cherry is “a mixture of The Arabian Nights touched by the philosophical form of Milan Kundera and told with the grace of Italo Calvino” (San Francisco Chronicle). “Those who care for fiction that is both idiosyncratic and beautiful will want to read anything [Winterson] writes.” —The Washington Post Book World

The PowerBook

The PowerBook
Author: Jeanette Winterson
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2013-04-17
ISBN 10: 0307763617
ISBN 13: 9780307763617
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The PowerBook Book Review:

Winterson enfolds her seventh novel within the world of computers, and transforms the signal development of our time into a wholly human medium. The story is simple: an e-mail writer called Ali will compose anything you like, on order, provided you're prepared to enter the story as yourself and risk leaving it as someone else. You can be the hero of your own life. You can have freedom just for one night. But there is a price, and Ali discovers that she, too, will have to pay it. The PowerBook reinvents itself as it travels from London to Paris, Capri, and Cyberspace, using fairy tales, contemporary myths, and popular culture to weave a story of failed but requited love.

The Daylight Gate

The Daylight Gate
Author: Jeanette Winterson
Publsiher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2013-10-01
ISBN 10: 0802193021
ISBN 13: 9780802193025
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Daylight Gate Book Review:

“A gripping and grisly gothic tale” of Alice Nutter and the 17th century Pendle witch hunt by the Whitbread Award-winning author of The Passion (The Guardian, UK). England, 1612. Less than a decade after the infamous Gunpowder Plot nearly took his life, King James I is paranoid about conspirators and obsessed with heresy. Across the country, laws against Catholicism and witchery are fanatically enforced. On Good Friday, deep in the woods of Pendle Hill, a gathering of thirteen is interrupted by the local magistrate. Two of their coven have already been imprisoned for witchcraft and are awaiting trial, but those who remain are vouched for by the wealthy and respected Alice Nutter. Shrouded in mystery and gifted with eternally youthful beauty, Alice is established in Lancashire society and insulated by her fortune. As those accused of witchcraft retreat into darkness, Alice stands alone as a realm-crosser, a conjurer of powers that will either destroy her or set her free.

Lighthousekeeping

Lighthousekeeping
Author: Jeanette Winterson
Publsiher: Vintage Canada
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2011-02-04
ISBN 10: 0307366618
ISBN 13: 9780307366610
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Lighthousekeeping Book Review:

Motherless and anchorless, red-headed Silver is taken in by the timeless Mr. Pew, keeper of the Cape Wrath lighthouse, located at the isolated northwestern tip of Scotland. Pew teaches her to “man the light” but more importantly he tells her ancient tales of longing and rootlessness, of ties that bind and of the slippages that occur throughout every life, not least those of the local inhabitants. One local, Babel Dark, a nineteenth-century clergyman who loved one woman but married another, opens like a map that Silver must follow. Caught in her own particular darknesses, she embarks on an Ulyssean sift through the stories we tell ourselves, stories of love and loss, of passion and regret, stories of unending journeys that move through places and times, and the bleak finality of the shores of betrayal. A story of mutability, of talking birds and stolen books, of Darwin and Stevenson and of the Jekyll and Hyde in all of us, Lighthousekeeping is a way in to the rooms of our own that we secretly inhabit and the lighthouses we strive towards. Jeanette Winterson is one of the most extraordinary and original writers of her generation and this shows her at her lyrical best. From the Hardcover edition.

The World and Other Places

The World and Other Places
Author: Jeanette Winterson
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2013-04-17
ISBN 10: 0307763625
ISBN 13: 9780307763624
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The World and Other Places Book Review:

Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, Jeanette Winterson's delectable first novel, announced the arrival of 'a fresh voice with a mind behind it,' as Muriel Spark has written. 'She is a master of her material, a writer in whom great talent deeply abides'--and her reputation and accomplishment have grown with each of her five subsequent novels. Now, with her first collection--seventeen stories that span her entire career--Jeanette Winterson reveals all the facets of her extraordinary imagination. Whether transporting us to bizarre new geog-raphies--a world where sleep is illegal, an island of diamonds where the rich wear jewelry made of coal--or revealing so perfectly, so exactly, the joy and pain of owning a brand-new dog, she proves herself a master of the short form. For her readers, a celebration--and for everyone else, a wonderful introduction to this highly original and consistently daring writer, who has become 'one of our most brilliant, visionary storytellers' (San Francisco Chronicle)

Christmas Days

Christmas Days
Author: Jeanette Winterson
Publsiher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2016-12-06
ISBN 10: 0802189741
ISBN 13: 9780802189745
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Christmas Days Book Review:

Holiday stories and recipes by the New York Times bestselling author of Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?—“otherworldly and wickedly funny” (New York Times Book Review). For years Jeanette Winterson has loved writing a new story at Christmas time, inspired by the mysteries and traditions of the season. Here she brings together twelve of her funny and bold tales, along with twelve delicious recipes for the Twelve Days of Christmas. From jovial spirits to a donkey with a golden nose, a haunted house to a SnowMama, Winterson’s original and imaginative stories encompass the childlike and spooky wonder of Christmas. These tales pair perfectly with Winterson’s original recipes, or ones contributed by literary friends including Ruth Rendell, Kathy Acker, and others. Enjoy the season of peace and goodwill, mystery, and a little bit of magic with this “holiday treasure...to be pulled out on a December night, fireside, and read aloud” (New York Times Book Review). “If you crave the mystery, the family rituals, and the special victuals of Christmastime, you’ll savor . . . bold, revelatory feminist writer Jeanette Winterson’s Christmas Days.” —Elle

Golden Earrings

Golden Earrings
Author: Belinda Alexandra
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2015-08-18
ISBN 10: 1476790353
ISBN 13: 9781476790350
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Golden Earrings Book Review:

For fans of Colleen McCullough, Kate Morton, and Lucinda Riley, a powerful saga of family, love, honor, and betrayal set in historical Barcelona and romantic Paris, from the author of Tuscan Rose. “You who judge me: come! Let me tell you a story…” Paloma Batton is the granddaughter of Spanish refugees who fled Barcelona after the Civil War. A disciplined student attending the school of the Paris Opera Ballet, Paloma lets little get in the way of her career until she receives a mysterious pair of golden earrings. She begins exploring her Spanish heritage and becomes fascinated by la Rusa, a woman who rose from poverty to become one of the great flamenco dancers of modern times before committing suicide. As Paloma begins to unravel the secrets of the past, she discovers more than one person who had good reason for wanting la Rusa dead—including Paloma’s own grandmother. Written with the same depth and emotion as Belinda Alexandra’s “rich, unforgettable saga” (Kimberly Freeman, author of Wildflower Hill) Tuscan Rose, Golden Earrings moves between two of the great cities of Europe: Barcelona in the lead-up to the Civil War and Paris in the 1970s. It is the story of two women and the extremes to which they are willing to go for love. And above all, it is a story of great passions—and great betrayals—where nothing is quite as it seems.

Weight

Weight
Author: Jeanette Winterson
Publsiher: Penguin Books India
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2005-12
ISBN 10: 9780144000944
ISBN 13: 0144000946
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Weight Book Review:

Myths Are Universal And Timeless Stories That Reflect And Shape Our Lives They Explore Our Desires, Our Fears, Our Longings, And Provide Narratives That Remind Us What It Means To Be Human. The Myths Series Brings Together Some Of The World S Finest Writers, Each Of Whom Has Retold A Myth In A Contemporary And Memorable Way. Authors In The Series Include: Chinua Achebe, Margaret Atwood, Karen Armstrong, A.S. Byatt, David Grossman, Milton Hatoum, Victor Pelevin, Donna Tartt, Su Tong And Jeanette Winterson. The Free Man Never Thinks Of Escape In Ancient Greek Mythology Atlas, A Member Of The Original Race Of Gods Called Titans, Leads A Rebellion Against The New Deities, The Olympians. For This He Incurs Divine Wrath: The Victorious Olympians Force Atlas, Guardian Of The Garden Of Hesperides And Its Golden Apples Of Life, To Bear The Weight Of The Earth And The Heavens For Eternity. When The Hero Heracles, As One Of His Famous Twelve Labours, Is Tasked With Stealing These Apples He Seeks Out Atlas, Offering To Shoulder The World Temporarily If The Titan Will Bring Him The Fruit. Knowing That Heracles Is The Only Person With The Strength To Take His Burden, And Enticed By The Prospect Of Even A Short-Lived Freedom, Atlas Agrees And An Uneasy Partnership Is Born. With Her Typical Wit And Verve, Jeanette Winterson Brings Atlas Into The Twenty-First Century. Simultaneously, She Asks Her Own Difficult Questions About The Nature Of Choice And Coercion, And How We Forge Our Own Destiny. Visionary And Inventive, Yet Completely Believable And Relevant To Our Lives Today, Winterson S Skill In Turning The Familiar On Its Head And Showing Us A Different Truth Is Once More Put To Dazzling Effect.

Writers & Company

Writers & Company
Author: Eleanor Wachtel
Publsiher: Knopf Canada
Total Pages: 301
Release: 1993
ISBN 10: 0394227387
ISBN 13: 9780394227382
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Writers & Company Book Review:

Tanglewreck

Tanglewreck
Author: Jeanette Winterson
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2011-07-04
ISBN 10: 1408825384
ISBN 13: 9781408825389
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Tanglewreck Book Review:

But Time is big business, and whoever gets control of Time controls life as we know it! In a house called Tanglewreck lives a girl called Silver and her guardian Mrs Rokabye. Unbeknown to Silver there is a family treasure in the form of a seventeenth-century watch called the Timekeeper, and this treasure holds the key to the mysterious and frightening changes in time. When Silver goes on the run to try and protect herself and the Timekeeper, a remarkable and compelling adventure unfolds, full of brilliance and wit, as is befitting an author with the imagination and style of Jeanette Winterson.