'I'm Telling You Stories': Jeanette Winterson and the Politics of Reading
Helena Grice, Tim Woods
Rodopi, 1998 - Literary Criticism - 136 pages
This is a jubilant and rewarding collection of Winterson scholarship--a superb group of essays from a host of fine authors.
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Page 4 - The Text is plural. Which is not simply to say that it has several meanings, but that it accomplishes the very plural of meaning: an irreducible (and not merely an acceptable) plural. The Text is not a co-existence of meanings but a passage, an overcrossing; thus it answers not to an interpretation, even a liberal one, but to an explosion, a dissemination.
Page 4 - The frontiers of a book are never clear-cut: beyond the title, the first lines, and the last full stop, beyond its internal configuration and its autonomous form, it is caught up in a system of references to other books, other texts, other sentences: it is a node within a network.