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Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit
Author: Jeanette Winterson
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2009-11-24
ISBN 10: 1409088561
Pages: 240 pages
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Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit Book Summary : 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
Author: Jeanette Winterson
Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
Release Date: 2007-12-01
ISBN 10: 9780802198723
Pages: 187 pages
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Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit Book Summary : 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
Author: Jeanette Winterson
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2011
ISBN 10: 0099562995
Pages: 171 pages
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Oranges are Not the Only Fruit Book Summary : 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
Author: Jeanette Winterson
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2009-11-24
ISBN 10: 1409088561
Pages: 240 pages
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Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit Book Summary : 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
Author: Anonym
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
Release Date: 2010-12
ISBN 10: 3640769805
Pages: 15 pages
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The Function of Fairy Tales in Jeanette Winterson's Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit Book Summary : 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

Jeanette Winterson
Author: Margaret Reynolds,Jonathan Noakes
Publisher: Vintage Books
Release Date: 2003
ISBN 10: 9780099437673
Pages: 173 pages
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Jeanette Winterson Book Summary : 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

Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?
Author: Jeanette Winterson
Publisher: Knopf Canada
Release Date: 2011-10-25
ISBN 10: 030740126X
Pages: 256 pages
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Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? Book Summary : Heartbreaking and funny: the true story behind Jeanette's bestselling and most beloved novel, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit. In 1985, at twenty-five, Jeanette published Oranges, the story of a girl adopted by Pentecostal parents, supposed to grow up to be a missionary. Instead, she falls in love with a woman. Disaster. Oranges became an international bestseller, inspired an award-winning BBC adaptation, and was semi-autobiographical. Mrs. Winterson, a thwarted giantess, loomed over the novel and the author's life: when Jeanette left home at sixteen because she was in love with a woman, Mrs. Winterson asked her: Why be happy when you could be normal? This is Jeanette's story--acute, fierce, celebratory--of a life's work to find happiness: a search for belonging, love, identity, a home. About a young girl locked out of her home, sitting on the doorstep all night, and a mother waiting for Armageddon with two sets of false teeth and a revolver in the duster drawer; about growing up in a northern industrial town; about the Universe as a Cosmic Dustbin. She thought she had written over the painful past until it returned to haunt her and sent her on a journey into madness and out again, in search of her biological mother. It is also about other people's stories, showing how fiction and poetry can form a string of guiding lights, a life raft that supports us when we are sinking.

Lighthousekeeping
Author: Jeanette Winterson
Publisher: Vintage Canada
Release Date: 2011-02-04
ISBN 10: 0307366618
Pages: 240 pages
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Lighthousekeeping Book Summary : 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
Author: Jeanette Winterson
Publisher: Vintage
Release Date: 2013-04-17
ISBN 10: 0307763625
Pages: 240 pages
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The World and Other Places Book Summary : 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)

Written On The Body
Author: Jeanette Winterson
Publisher: Vintage Canada
Release Date: 2014-06-24
ISBN 10: 0307363643
Pages: 192 pages
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Written On The Body Book Summary : 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.

The Daylight Gate
Author: Jeanette Winterson
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Release Date: 2013-10-01
ISBN 10: 0802193021
Pages: 242 pages
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The Daylight Gate Book Summary : “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.

Gut Symmetries
Author: Jeanette Winterson
Publisher: Vintage
Release Date: 2013-04-17
ISBN 10: 0307763633
Pages: 240 pages
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Gut Symmetries Book Summary : 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

Boating for Beginners
Author: Jeanette Winterson
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 1990
ISBN 10: 0749391510
Pages: 160 pages
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Boating for Beginners Book Summary : "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."

Sexing the Cherry
Author: Jeanette Winterson
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Release Date: 2007-12-01
ISBN 10: 9780802198709
Pages: 192 pages
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Sexing the Cherry Book Summary : “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

Weight
Author: Jeanette Winterson
Publisher: Penguin Books India
Release Date: 2005-12
ISBN 10: 9780144000944
Pages: 112 pages
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Weight Book Summary : 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.