Written on the Body (Paperback)
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Paperback 192 Pages / Published: 04/09/2014
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Written on the body is a secret code only visible in certain lights: the accumulation of a lifetime gather there.

In places the palimpsest is so heavily worked that the letters feel like braille.

I like to keep my body rolled away from prying eyes, never unfold too much, tell the whole story.

I didn't know that Louise would have reading hands. She has translated me into her own book.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099598275
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 138 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 13 mm


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Part love story, part philosophical treatise, part anatomical guide, Written on the Body defies categorisation, dispensing with cliches and stereotypes to forge, from the raw physicality of the body itself, a new language for love. -- Jamei Qautro * Guardian *
Winterson's novels are about exploding our complacent notions of the real, breaking down received ideas of gender, time and space... John Donne wrote, "Love...makes one little room, as everywhere." Winterson's novel arrives at a similar affirmation * Time Out *
An ambitious work, at once a love story and a philosophical meditation on the body...the result is a work that is consistently revelatory about the phenomenon of love * New York Times Book Review *
This book is a deep sensual plunge, a worship of the body, inside and out * Guardian *

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“A craftsman at work..”

Jeanette Winterson in my eyes is a genius at writing. This book most definitely is one that should be read! The one thing that will stand out the most with this novel, is the originality of a genderless narrator. The... More

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“Tender and passionate all at once”

This novel is one of my favourites largely because of the scrupulous, intimate imagery. Winterson does not hold back with her description, and this book truly shows it. It is a through exploration of love - all its... More

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