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Written on the Body
by Jeanette Winterson

RRP €11.35

Written on the Body
by Author Name Jeanette Winterson

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List Price:11.35
Format: Paperback, 198 x 129 x 13mm, 192pp
Publication date: 02 Sep 1993
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN-13: 9780099193913


Written on the Body is a secret code only visible in certain lights: the accumulation of a lifetime gather there. In places the palimpsest is so heavily worked that the letters feel like braille. I like to keep my body rolled away from prying eyes, never unfold too much, tell the whole story. I didn't know that Louise would have reading hands. She has translated me into her own book.


"Winterson's novels are about exploding our complacent notions of the real, breaking down received ideas of gender, time and space... John Donne wrote, "Love...makes one little room, as everywhere." Winterson's novel arrives at a similar affirmation" Time Out "An ambitious work, at once a love story and a philosophical meditation on the body...the result is a work that is consistently revelatory about the phenomenon of love" New York Times Book Review "This book is a deep sensual plunge, a worship of the body, inside and out" Guardian