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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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Pero no de cualquier amor. The fact that Winterson made her narrator genderless a fact I remembered jeanettw all these years, excellently enough speaks to that. Mar 10, Jenn ifer rated it really liked it Shelves: 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.

ESCRITO EN EL CUERPO: Jeanette Winterson: : Books

Books read at an impressionable age always leave you astounded. No rational thinking helps: This book knocked me out.

I think I wrote a long, detiled, passionate review of this book a long time ago and the computer fucked up or something because I really can’t see why I didn’t write more about it once I’d added it to my shelves here. I did just a few moments ago finish reading the book for the first time – maybe I’ll look back later and laugh at myself for being so infatuated, but then again maybe the desire to share life with the intensity that is revealed in this novel will only grow.

View all 28 comments. I felt very sad nearing the end of the book. Her most recent book is The Battle of the Sun Winterson doesn’t tell us if they are male or female.

Written on the Body by Jeanette Winterson

However you take this tender sexless narrator s he plods the ever onward. I’d lived it myself and this is precisely the way I’d have explained it, had I the courage and the brio Winterson needed and must have used to put this book together. Regardless of whether the narrator is male or female, makes absolutely no difference to me.


And what a lover. One third of the way in I wanted to start over so I wouldn’t be so near the end.

I know that’s supposed to be the heart of the novel, but after a couple sections, it was just so damn boring – I started skimming them. Let duerpo be diced carrot, vermicelli, just so that you will take me in your mouth. It will break out in tongues of praise, the high note that smashes the glass and spills the liquid” “Written on the body” is a captivating and beautifully written story of all the pleasure and the heartache, loving someone can cause.

It made me want to go up to Ms. There’s wisdom in this, I submit, and transcendence, and- perhaps- true enlightenment. Its start can be a banality, the door to love opened by accident: By the end, even jeajette isn’t much of a solace to the human train wreck.

Jul 16, Megan Baxter rated it it was amazing. Love is the one thing stronger than desire and the only proper reason to resist cuedpo Not a lot of pages and would have finished it in just hours had it not been for it’s language lending itself to my own experiences in relationships and thoughts about love. The King of Capri and Tanglewreck are children’s stories. This was a very provocative read for me. For what is writing besides capturing thoughts that belong to all of us, so that we can recognize ourselves, undestand ourselves, and perhaps, each other.

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.

I wanted medium, she gave me well done. It is incredible how she has managed to write a book in which you know not even the gender of the main character, but you know their emotions ueanette intimately as if they were your own.

It’s distinctly Winterson, and that’s refreshing. Open Preview See a Problem?

Written on the Body

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Una agradable experiencia de lectura. Why my temperate response, then? I love the writing style and its tones. All the way to the bitter fucking end. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. If you like flowery, delicate writing, you’ll eat this up, but in terms of an overall solid body of work, The Passion is better. Her latest novel is The Battle of the Sun It is about the body — every single part of it, every pore of the skin, every surface that the beloved touches.


Knowing the story brings you closer. This book is undoubtedly a fine example of ‘queer discourse’ I’d seen it on more than a few curriculums to that effect and the person on whose shelf it rested was not really literary, probably a college text in a class she’d liked or something and that is all perfectly well and good, but it transcends speaking from one narrowly defined social group and spoke robustly of its own humanity.

Picking up the recurring themes of desire, passion, and deceit, it explores the nature of love against all odds, against rational thinking, against one’s own body. All the way in it. After a single reading of this book, it became one of my favorites; not because the story is tragic and it isI don’t believe I’ve ever read anyone who writes quite like Jeanette Winterson.

I have to admit, this wo “Love demands expression. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

Instead, Winterson’s novel is beautifully written, with only rueful honesty or joy expressed by her nameless character about a number of love affairs. I felt for the narrator who we have to guess woman or man? The effect is powerful – the reader can put themselves in the place of the narrator, or insert whatever gender they see, it being secondary to the train wreck of Ezcrito that takes centre stage.