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beverley-bie-brahic's picture
Mar.25.2012
I was thinking some more about Winterson's new book, especially about the end, where she subverts what should be a happy ending ("adopted child finds birth mother, who is kind and generous and the opposite in every way of the witch who adopted her"). Her adoptive mother burned books, including hers...
beverley-bie-brahic's picture
Mar.24.2012
I've finished Jeanette Winterson's new book.  It's very good, funny and sad, one of my favorite combinations of feelings.  Also she hangs around a lot in libraries, which reminds me that I used to think that my dream house would be across the street from the local branch of the public...
luke-james's picture
Oct.07.2011
Jeanette Winterson 1 Turn up for work. Discipline allows creative freedom. No discipline equals no freedom. 2 Never stop when you are stuck. You may not be able to solve the problem, but turn aside and write something else. Do not stop altogether. 3 Love what you do. 4 Be honest with yourself....
jess-wells's picture
Oct.04.2010
Gems in the New York Times this weekend, including this great quote from Jeanette Winterson, reviewing the new novel by Michael Cunningham (By Nightfall).  She says “good novels are novels that provoke us to argue with the writer, not just novels that make us feel magically, mysteriously at home. ...
annette-dunlea's picture
Jan.16.2010
My Book Recommendation – The Stone Gods Title: The Stone GodsAuthor:  Jeanette WintersonPaperback: 256 pages Publisher: Penguin (3 Jul 2008) Language English ISBN-10: 014103260X ISBN-13: 978-0141032603 Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.2 x 2.2 cm Product DescriptionOn the airwaves, all the talk is of...
asha-vose's picture
Mar.19.2009
I remember quite fondly from the days of my youth going to the Literary Festival at Hay on Wye in Wales and hearing Jeanette Winterson speak. With a smile she started her speech something like this, "I suppose by now you all know my books are about love." It is interesting that later in...