Art Objects: Essays on Ecstasy and Effrontery

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Knopf Canada, 1996 - Literature - 192 pages
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In ten interlocking essays, the acclaimed author of Written on the Body and Art & Lies reveals art as an active force in the world--neither elitist nor remote, available to those who want it and affecting those who don't. Original, personal, and provocative, these essays are not so much a point of view as they are a way of life, revealing "a brilliant and deeply feeling artist at work" (San Francisco Chronicle).

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Review: Art Objects: Essays on Ecstasy and Effrontery

User Review  - Kirralee - Goodreads

Ecstasy and Effrontery weren't exaggerations: I can't say i especially enjoyed reading this book, but it's resonated with me more strongly than other books i enjoyed reading much more. Winterson is ... Read full review

Review: Art Objects: Essays on Ecstasy and Effrontery

User Review  - Clara Charlotte - Goodreads

Yes, Jeanette Winterson can be self-important and cocky. But she is also incredibly smart and opinionated and who can resist that? Not me. Read full review

About the author (1996)

A novelist whose honours include Englandís Whitbread Prize, and the American Academyís E. M. Forster Award, as well as the Prix díargent at the Cannes Film Festival, Jeanette Winterson burst onto the literary scene as a very young woman in 1985 with Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit. Her subsequent novels, including Sexing the Cherry, The Passion, Written on the Body, and The PowerBook, have also gone on to receive great international acclaim. Her latest novel is Lighthousekeeping, heralded as "a brilliant, glittering, piece of work" (The Independent). She lives in London and the Cotswolds.


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