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Of priests and prophets

Susana Onega

in Jeanette Winterson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719068386
eISBN:
9781781701126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719068386.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses Winterson's first novel, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit. The back cover of the 1990 Pandora Press edition described Oranges as the ‘touching and humorous account of an unusual ... More


Introduction

Susana Onega

in Jeanette Winterson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719068386
eISBN:
9781781701126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719068386.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter presents an introduction to the life and works of Jeanette Winterson. Winterson was born in Manchester on 27 August 1959 and brought up in the nearby mill-town of Accrington, Lancashire, ... More


The art of love

Susana Onega

in Jeanette Winterson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719068386
eISBN:
9781781701126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719068386.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter focuses on the novel Written on the Body. The publication of Written on the Body marked a change from the structural complexity of Sexing the Cherry, with its duplications and ... More


History and storytelling

Susana Onega

in Jeanette Winterson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719068386
eISBN:
9781781701126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719068386.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses Winterson's third novel, The Passion. The Passion may be said to combine the parallel stories of two marginal witnesses to the Napoleonic wars, at the crucial moment in ... More


Multiple selves and worlds

Susana Onega

in Jeanette Winterson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719068386
eISBN:
9781781701126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719068386.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter focuses on Winterson's seventh novel, Gut Symmetries (1997), the story of three narrator-characters, Alice, Jove and Stella, the first of whom is a Cambridge postgraduate student of New ... More


Only connect …

Susana Onega

in Jeanette Winterson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719068386
eISBN:
9781781701126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719068386.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter focuses on the novel Lighthousekeeping. In 2003, Jeanette Winterson said that all the books she had written from Oranges to The Power Book ‘make a cycle or a series’ and should be seen ... More


Conclusion

Susana Onega

in Jeanette Winterson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719068386
eISBN:
9781781701126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719068386.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter presents some concluding thoughts from the author. Jeanette Winterson has achieved international recognition as one of the leading present-day British writers. No longer of exclusive ... More


Jeanette Winterson

Susana Onega

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719068386
eISBN:
9781781701126
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719068386.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This is a full-length study of Jeanette Winterson's work as a whole, containing in-depth analyses of her eight novels and cross-references to her minor fictional and non-fictional works. It ... More


Corporeal Creativity and Queer Gaps in Time

Karin Sellberg

Sten Pultz Moslund, Marlene Karlsson Marcussen, and Martin Karlsson Pedersen (eds)

in How Literature Comes to Matter: Post-Anthropocentric Approaches to Fiction

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781474461313
eISBN:
9781474496179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474461313.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter investigates the ‘Shakespearean novels’ Wise Children (1991) by Angela Carter and The Gap of Time (2015) by Jeanette Winterson, where the concepts of time and space are reconstructed as ... More


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