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|Genre/Form:||Criticism, interpretation, etc|
|Named Person:||Jeanette Winterson; Virginia Woolf; Jeanette Winterson; Virginia Woolf|
|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
|Notes:||Originally published: London : J. Cape, 1995.|
|Description:||192 pages ; 19 cm|
|Contents:||pt. 1. Art objects --
pt. 2. Transformation: Writer, reader, words. Testimony against Gertrude Stein. A gift of wings (with reference to Orlando). A veil of words (with reference to The waves) --
pt. 3. Ecstasy and energy: The semiotics of sex. The psychometry of books. Imagination and reality. Art & life. A work of my own.
An act of courage and effrontery, a uniquely human endeavor that defies time and differences, art offers new realities, emotions and worlds to anyone prepared to meet the demands it places on us. Art objects to the lie that life is small, fragmented and mean. Art objects to the myth of inevitable decay. Winterson's eloquent vision of objecting, transforming, exuberant art is presented in pieces on painting, autobiography, style and the future of fiction. She also declares her admiration for Modernism and examines the writing of Virginia Woolf, T.S. Eliot and Gertrude Stein. More personally, she confronts the current fascination with the writer's life or sexuality instead of the work itself, and describes her relationship to her own fiction.
- Winterson, Jeanette, -- 1959- -- Aesthetics.
- Woolf, Virginia, -- 1882-1941 -- Criticism and interpretation.
- Women and literature.
- Aesthetics, Modern.
- Winterson, Jeanette, -- 1959-
- Woolf, Virginia, -- 1882-1941
- Aesthetics, Modern
- Winterson, Jeanette -- Aesthetics
- Women and literature
- Woolf, Virginia -- Criticism and interpretation