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Written on the Body

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Written on the Body by Jeanette Winterson. Written on the Body by Jeanette Winterson. The most jeanetts seductive novel to date from the author of The Passion and Sexing the Cherry.

Winterson chronicles the consuming affair between the narrator, who is given neither name nor gender, and the beloved, a complex and confused married woman.

Written on the Body by Jeanette Winterson

Paperbackpages. Published February 1st by Vintage first published London, England United Kingdom.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Written on the Bodyplease sign up. The aim is to construct a literary analysis, meaning that I will analyse novels in which genderqueer characters or issues are at stake. I want to focus on 21st-century novels so my question is if anyone can recommend me any good literary, genderqueer novels written in or after the year ? See 2 witerson about Written on the Jeabette.

Lists with This Book. Feb 25, Anne rated it really liked it Recommends it for: If you’re not in a similar situation, or worse, wish you were, it’s damn near unendurable. For God’s sake, don’t read this book unless you can stand to read about sheer, uninhibited passion, often in graphic detail. The pointedly genderless narrator, having wandered through the nooks and crannies of various male and female lovers, falls head over heels for Louise, and, when foolish enough to lose her, spends roughly a third of the book singing paeans to her entire body.

It’s Winterson at her most self-indulgent, but in this case, her enthusiasm is well-suited to its subject. If you’ve ever been stupid in love with keanette, you can sympathize with narrator x, and appreciate Winterson’s matchless style. Definitely a book you’ve got to be in the right mood for, by which I mean if you’re in an unhappy relationship or you aren’t seeing anyone and wish you were, or God help you just got dumped, stay the hell away.

If you’re bazonkers about someone right now or otherwise don’t mind, read this, it will thrill you. View all 7 comments. Those sick with love.

Why my temperate response, then? View all 35 comments. Jul 23, Robin rated it it was amazing Shelves: Jeanette Winterson impressed me last year when I read her magical tale of historical fiction, The Passion. Her poetic, interior style really resonated with me. Her work lays deep in the physical heart while also sparkling on an ethereal plane. This book knocked me out. Her sheer artistry had me in admiration.


A bit slack-jawed, actually. For example, the main character is not only nameless I’ve seen that before but is an ‘every-person’: Winterson doesn’t tell us if they are male or female. Quit Jeanette Winterson impressed me last year when I read her magical tale of historical fiction, The Passion. Quite a feat for a book replete with sensual body worshipping between lovers. The effect is powerful – the reader can put themselves in the place of the narrator, wintersoh insert whatever gender they see, it being secondary to the train wreck of LOVE that takes centre stage.

Our main character has fallen in love with a woman, who is married esscrito a man. The first part of this book is about fn affair. It is full of scalding truths about jeaette, marriage and infidelity. There is much talk about love, and not all of winterxon is corsets, sunsets and long stemmed roses. Marriage is the flimsiest weapon against desire.

You may as escfito take a pop-gun to a python. The next part of the book is an anatomical ode to the body of the wintfrson. The skin, the bones, the cavities, the senses, they have affected the narrator in a manner just as profound as any other quality that inspires love. It’s hard to know whether it’s love that imprints on the body, or the body that sears its own tattoo on the soul of the person who loves them. Perhaps it is both.

It is poetic, lyrical, and philosophical, but there’s just the right amount of story to carry you along to the end, which, incidentally, I thought was perfect. Nail me to you. I will ride you like a nightmare. You are the winged horse Pegasus who would not be saddled. View all 28 comments.

Jun 25, Lisa rated it really liked it Shelves: It is enn to review Jeanette Winterson.

Every single one of her short novels is a work of art, beautiful and painfully true while magically exploring the limits of reality. I read The Passion and thought I would not like it, because I don’t do historical fiction.

It was breath-taking, unbelievable, eye-opening.

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The recurring theme accompanies me ever since: To evaluate the other novels by her I have read, I have to reread them, because the language and the plot are always so carefully interlinked, it is hard to explain the massive effect of her words from memory.

This weekend I started wintterson process with Written On The Body, which I remembered only vaguely, thinking I had liked it despite not being fond of love stories. And I swear, the book jeanete is tattooed, written into my soul.


Picking up the recurring themes of desire, passion, and deceit, it explores the nature of love against all odds, against rational thinking, against one’s own body.

The main idea is to describe the complete surrender a person experiences when he or she loves unconditionally, and how that leaves traces, not only on the soul, but on the body itself.

The intensity of the feeling is engraved on the body. It is shockingly honest in its approach to adultery, deceit, and the randomness of love. Love is all-consuming, but rarely something purely beautiful.

Its start can be a banality, the door to love opened by accident: His name was Jeanettd. She said, ‘Boredom, fetch me a plaything. The adventurous affair, the unhappy love, the comfortable stable partnership: You’re bored, my friend said. I protested with all the fervour of a teetotaller caught glancing at the bottle. No rational thinking helps: This is a Winterson, through and through, every word weighing heavily, every emotion raw. Read it if you can bear to have the pain of love written on your body.

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Mar 10, Jenn ifer rated it really liked it Shelves: The scar on her elbow from when she tripped over the curb, the chip in his tooth from when he fell from his skateboard… that tiny birthmark behind her knee. Each mark tells a story. Knowing the story brings you closer.

The burn mark on her hand from when she touched the hot stove… the freckles that dot the small of his back and look like Orion… that little heart on her hip that few people know about… the fillings esctito his mouth that you scan with your tongue… So many things that happened before you met are imprinted on her body to form a thousand memories.

As you begin a life together, you become a part of those stories. I would gladly have traded the blood in my body for half a pint of vegetable stock.

Let me be diced carrot, vermicelli, just so that you will take me in your mouth. So often love stories are trite and sugary and predictable. I meant to appeal to anyone who has read this book, please, let’s discuss the ending! I wasn’t sure what to make of it. View all 34 comments. Sep 18, Evan rated it really liked it Recommends it for: I was reading thru some of the reviews for this book. I’ll just say that it’s beautifully written. This book moved me.