Art Objects: Essays on Ecstasy and Effrontery

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Jonathan Cape, 1995 - Literary Criticism - 192 pages
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Review: Art Objects: Essays on Ecstasy and Effrontery

User Review  - Pat - Goodreads

I somehow thought this book would be about a writer finding how to look at paintings. And the first essay is and I really loved it. The remaining essays are about writers and writing. Here I found ... Read full review

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User Review  - Orna Ross - Goodreads

In this collection of essays Jeanette Winterson declares herself a neomodernist, with a commitment to experiment, a disdain for realism and a set of ringing certainties about art and the role of the ... Read full review

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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