Art Objects: Essays on Ecstasy and Effrontery

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Jonathan Cape, 1995 - Literary Criticism - 192 pages
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Great essays with exquisite clarity and insight. - Goodreads
Winterson's writing is dynamic. - Goodreads
The remaining essays are about writers and writing. - Goodreads

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Great essays on our (and author's personal) connections to art and literature. Winterson is earnest, unapologetic, and deeply passionate when examining how she identifies with works of art and relative topics. Read full review

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User Review  - Sarah - Goodreads

The essay on Woolf's Orlando is enough to bring tears to your eyes. "Gift of wings.." Read full review

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Contents

Writer Reader Words
25
Testimony Against Gertrude Stein
45
A Gift of Wings with reference to Orlando
61
Copyright

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About the author (1995)

Jeanette Winterson was born in Manchester, England in 1959 and graduated from St. Catherine's College, Oxford. Her book, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, is a semi-autobiographical account of her life as a child preacher (she wrote and gave sermons by the time she was eight years old). 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.

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