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|Connections Sort descending||Author name||Excerpt|
|Family and Intimate relationships||Jeanette Winterson|
|Friends, Associates||Anita Brookner|
|Friends, Associates||Ruth Rendell|
|Friends, Associates||Dodie Smith|
|Intertextuality and Influence||Michèle Roberts|
|Literary responses||Alice Munro|
Winterson disclosed to the tabloid press that the book was based on her stormy lesbian affair with her publishing agent Pat Kavanagh , wife of publisher Julian Barnes .
It has been translated...
Rocco, Fiammetta. “Winterson’s Discontent”. Vanity Fair, pp. 98 - 101, 128.
Freely, Maureen. “God’s gift to women”. The Observer, p. 27.
This book provoked an unusual article from journalist Mark Lawson , centred less on Brookner than on his own response. I have mocked her dessicated sentences, characterless protagonists and action-free narratives, he wrote. The gist...
|Reception||A. S. Byatt|
Julian Barnes decided at the death of this great English novelist that he would do her homage by buying himself first editions of her four last novels, the four that established her greatness. (He found...
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