'I'm Telling You Stories': Jeanette Winterson and the Politics of Reading (Google eBook)

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Rodopi, Jan 1, 1998 - Literary Criticism - 136 pages
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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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Contents

The Politics of Rending and Writing
13
The Emotional Politics of Reading Winterson
29
in Written on the Body
41
A New Way With Words7 Jeanette Wintersons PostModernism
53
Passion at the End of History
61
Jeanette Winterson and the Lesbian Body
77
The Erupting Lesbian Body Reading Written on the Body
89
The Passion Storytelling Fantasy Desire
103
Grand DisUnified Theories7 Dislocated Discourses in Grit Symmetries
117
Notes on Contributors
127
Index
133
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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.
Page 8 - ... physical features,' belonging to a natural order. But what we believe to be a physical and direct perception is only a sophisticated and mythic construction, an 'imaginary formation...

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About the author (1998)

Helena Grice is Lecturer in American Studies at the University of Wales, Aberystwth.
Candida Hepworth is Lecturer in American Studies at the University of Wales, Swansea.
Maria Laudet is Lecturer in American Studies at the University of Sussex.
Martin Padget is Lecturer in American Studies at the University of Wales, Aberystwth.

Tim Woods is Professor of English Literature and American Studies at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth.

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