Written on the body / Jeanette Winterson.
- 1st American ed.
- New York : Knopf, 1993.
190 pages ; 20 cm
- Married women -- Fiction.
England -- Fiction.
- Love stories.
- "A new work of transfixing originality from Jeanette Winterson - 'a master of her material,' as Muriel Spark wrote in Vanity Fair, 'a writer in whom talent deeply abides' - and her most beguiling, intensely moving novel to date." "Written on the Body is a love story. And it is, like all Winterson novels, a philosophical meditation, this time on the body: the body as physical phenomenon - blood and bones and organs - and the body as repository of our emotions and souls. The object is a married woman named Louise, and the narrator of the story is her lover, gender undeclared. At once ambiguous and riveting, the narrator's consciousness powers the reader beyond the need to identify its sex, and directly into love itself." "The affair intensifies beyond anything either lover has ever known or hoped for, and Written on the Body is a visceral, hypnotic dissection of their passion and longing. What these two find in the end, staring love and death in the face, is an extraordinary knowledge of the human heart, and a world of infinite possibility."--BOOK JACKET.
- Ferro-Grumley Awards for Literary Excellence, Women, Winner, 1994
Lambda Literary Awards - Lesbian Fiction, Winner, 1994
- Local notes:
- Gotham Book Mart Collection copy 1 in slipcase.
Gotham Book Mart Collection copy 1 signed by the author.
Gotham Book Mart Collection copy 2 has dustjacket retained.
- Penn Provenance:
- Winterson, Jeanette, 1959- (autograph) (Gotham Book Mart Collection copy 1)
Gotham Book Mart (former owner) (Gotham Book Mart Collection copies 1 & 2)
- Penn Chronology:
- Gotham Book Mart Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
- Other format:
- Online version: Winterson, Jeanette, 1959- Written on the body.
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