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by Jeanette Winterson
Pages: 176 pages
Category: Literature & Fiction
Publisher: Grove Press (August 20, 1997)
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Jeanette Winterson is the author of Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, The Passion, Sexing the Cherry, Written on the Body . The Passion (Miramax Films). Oranges are not. The only fruit.
Jeanette Winterson is the author of Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, The Passion, Sexing the Cherry, Written on the Body, Art and Lies, Gut Symmetries, The World and Other Places and a collection of essays, Art Objects. Also by jeanette winterson.
Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit is a novel by Jeanette Winterson published in 1985, which she subsequently adapted into a BBC television drama of the same name. It is a coming-of-age story about a lesbian girl who grows up in an English Pentecostal community. Key themes of the book include transition from youth to adulthood, complex family relationships, same-sex relationships, and religion.
Innovative, punchy and tender, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit is a few days ride into the bizarre outposts of religious .
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. Across the novel’s eight chapters, Winterson follows a fictionalized version of herself, Jeanette, as she grows up in a strict, working-class Protestant household; in plain but incisive prose, the author considers the teen girl’s struggle to reconcile her sexuality with her faith, charts the highs and lows of her first romances An unassuming coming-of-age tale about love, religion, and repression, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit conducts a moving psychological study of a young British lesbian.
My mother had never heard of mixed feelings. There were friends and there were enemies. Enemies were the Devil, Next Door and Sex. Friends were God and That's It. She was Old Testament through and through and deeply resentful Mary had beaten her to a Virgin birth. So she did the next best thing and had a foundling. Me. Oh, Little Town of Manchester how still we see thee lie. My father? You can forget about him. He's a man. Once upon a time there was a beautiful princess who liked to interpolate her story with myth because she did not trust the readers to understand the metafiction
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. A novel that deserves revisitin. interson maintains a balance of tone, a trueness of voic. t remains one of the finest things Winterson has written’ Observer. Even at a time when so many good and interesting novels are coming out, hers stand out as performances of real originality and extraordinary promise’ John.
Jeannette Winterson's autobiographical first novel, "Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit," won a Whitbread Prize for a First Novel when it came out in 1985, but I'm not sure it would now. Winterson writes beautifully, but the novel doesn't really hold together and to me felt like it wasn't finished. It would be unfair to label "Oranges" as a coming out novel because it is far more delicate and thoughtful than that. Better to think of it as a autobiographical bildingsroman like "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. If you're looking for lurid sex scenes,.
Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit. For when Jeanette Winterson looks at works as diverse as the "Mona Lisa" and Virginia Woolf's "The Waves," she fr. The World and Other Places: Stories. by Jeanette Winterson. Her first short story collection exhibits the multitude of talents that have made English novelist Jeanette Winterson not just admired but beloved by her many fans.
Jeanette Winterson was born in Manchester, England in 1959 and graduated from St. Catherine's College, Oxford. The book was the winner of the Whitbread Prize for best first fiction and was made into an award-winning TV movie. The Passion won the John Llewelyn Rhys Memorial Prize for best writer under thirty-five, and Sexing the Cherry won the American Academy of Arts and Letters' E. M. Forster Award.