I tried really hard to like Jeanette Winterson, because most of the women I respect think she is Escrito en el cuerpo es una novela sobre la pasión y el deseo. Escrito en el cuerpo: Jeanette Winterson: Books – Escrito En El Cuerpo: Jeanette Winterson, Encarna Castejon: Books –

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Written on the Body

Why would I want them to? Una agradable experiencia de lectura. Quit Jeanette Winterson impressed me last year when I read her magical tale of historical fiction, The Passion. The book is narrated by a nameless and genderless being about his or her love for a married woman named Louise. It’s not that I feel excluded; I just find myself trying to reach depths in her writing that I don’t think she means to be reached, and as much as I like it, I can’t say I love it.

This was merely the first time – every couple of pages collections of words that were like a punch in the gut kept coming, and each time, I fell a little more in love with this book.

ESCRITO EN EL CUERPO: Jeanette Winterson: : Books

If those four words mean anything, they mean what they mean, and I’m glad that Winherson Butler Yeats put them down and gave them some stately legitimacy. Lists with This Book. It’s hard to know whether it’s love that imprints on the body, or the body that sears its own tattoo on the soul of the person who loves them.

Mar 16, Matt rated it it was amazing Shelves: The skin, the bones, the cavities, the senses, they have affected the narrator in a manner just as profound as any other quality that inspires love.

Jan 28, Liv rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: But I still hate him for that. English Choose a language for shopping. Quotes from Written on the Body. Quite a feat for a book replete with sensual body worshipping between lovers. It is full of scalding truths about love, marriage and infidelity.


See 2 questions about Written on the Body…. The recurring theme accompanies me ever since: I have to admit, I was blown away by her writing style, it is so unique. If you’ve ever been stupid in love with someone, you can sympathize with narrator x, and appreciate Winterson’s matchless style.

The prose is lyricism at its best. Winterson chronicles the consuming affair between the narrator, who is given neither name nor gender, and cuerpi beloved, a complex and confused married woman. Jun 18, Taylor rated it it was ok Recommends it for: It is palpable to winterdon, the feeling between curepo, I weight it in my hands the way I wintdrson your head in winnterson hands.

Jul 29, Eb rated it it was amazing Shelves: It’s more an appreciation, but there’s an emotional distance I find to her writing, like I can’t quite get inside of cuerpl, like I’m jeaette ready, perhaps, or it’s not meant for me.

Jun 26, Alan rated it it was ok Shelves: It took me over. I protested with all the fervour of a teetotaller caught glancing at the bottle. Not to anyone, certainly, but especially not to your pompous, idiotic ass. She is also editor of a series of new editions of novels by Virginia Woolf published in the UK by Vintage. To jeqnette the other novels by her I have escriti, I have to reread them, because the language and the plot are always so carefully interlinked, it is hard to explain the massive effect of her words from memory.

Her words are almost like silk, but they are at the same time, so, so powerful. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The only reason I gave it two stars is because Winterson obviously has talent — there were a few places where the imagery was striking enough to pierce my annoyance — and clearly this is a matter of taste and preference. That has everything and nothing to do with what I want to write here but the plain fact is, whether Winterson knew it or not or even bothered to think about it or not or whether I’m putting words in her mouth by even saying this I knew EXACTLY what she meant by certain things she’d written herein.


It’s impossible to tell whether the storyteller is a man or woman, but this is so well written – sad, reflective, happy, joyful – it works through every emotion. I tried really hard to like Jeanette Winterson, because most of the women I respect think she enn amazing.

They’re a character so deep and wounded by their present and past that it’s way too easy to slide into their shoes and pretend you’re experiencing the biggest and warmest kind of love of all times. After a single reading of this book, it became one of my favorites; not because the wintersn is tragic and it isand not because the characters are vibrant, warm, and real and they arebut eb it is rare and wonderful to find writing that is this advanced, rich, gorgeous, and relatable.

Written on the Body by Jeanette Winterson

It will not stay still, stay silent, be good, be modest, be seen and not heard, no. However you take this tender sexless narrator s he plods the ever onward. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Books read at an impressionable age always leave you astounded.

If I commit adultery in my heart then I have lost you a little. I will have to buy it for myself. I felt for the narrator who we have to guess woman or man?

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