Standard Name: Winterson, Jeanette
Birth Name: Jeanette Winterson
JW , writing in the late twentieth and the twenty-first centuries, has been acclaimed by some critics and savaged by others for her provocative and outspoken novels, in which she uncompromisingly confronts cultural notions of gender identity, sexuality, and religion. She attempts to change the world through her writing in the manner of but in place of political activism. Her work is widely studied and celebrated by feminist and lesbian readers and critics. Characteristically, she blends many genres: fable, fairytale, fantasy, history, philosophy, lesbian writing, science fiction, magic realism, and scientific studies. She is fond of stories in which the characters are on a journey together.
|Connections Sort descending||Author name||Excerpt|
|Friends, Associates||Ruth Rendell|
|Friends, Associates||Ali Smith|
|Friends, Associates||Susan Hill|
|Intertextuality and Influence||Naomi Alderman|
|Intertextuality and Influence||Sarah Waters|
|Intertextuality and Influence||Sarah Waters||
SW puts in puts in something like a regular work day when writing, but keeps going to all hours when re-writing. Despite her success, she still finds the process largely torture. And yet [s]tarting...
|Intertextuality and Influence||Mary Shelley|
|Intertextuality and Influence||Sappho||
Margaret Reynolds in The Sappho Companion, 2001, sweeps with a broad net translations, portraits, ballets, operas, poems, plays, novels, songs and treatises.
She too ends on the potential of Sappho as lesbian foremother...
Gubar, Susan. “Multiple personality”. Women’s Review of Books, No. 12, pp. 13 -14.
|Intertextuality and Influence||Zoë Fairbairns|
|Intertextuality and Influence||Ali Smith||
In Perfect, a guest and hotal reviewer, Penny, is assailed with misperceptions and lack of recognition. After helping a mysterious young woman (who turns out to be Sara's sister, Clare) to pry the cover...
|Literary responses||Sara Maitland||
This book was warmly welcomed in The Guardian by Kathleen Jamie , who found it both unique and timely, written with great skill, judgment and good humour.
Jeanette Winterson picked it as a favourite read...
Jamie, Kathleen. “Noises off”. The Guardian.
|Literary responses||Grace Nichols|
|Literary responses||Ruth Padel||
Linda France , reviewing this book for Mslexia, called it intimate, animated, and inviting.
For Jeanette Winterson it was sexy, strong, rhythmic, passionate, fully alive.
France, Linda. “One of a Kind”. Mslexia, No. 26, p. 53.
Sarah Crown found it vintage Padel: a rich...
Crown, Sarah. “A life in poetry: Ruth Padel”. The Guardian.
Good Friday 1612
A magistrate broke up a gathering of thirteen people at Pendle Hill in Lancashire, on suspicion of their being witches.
Sharpe, James. “Introduction: the Lancashire witches in historical context”. The Lancashire Witches: Histories and Stories, edited by Robert Poole, Manchester University Press, 2002, pp. 1 - 18.
17 August 1612
The trial of the Lancashire witches resulted in the execution of seven women and one man.
26 September 2009
The Guardian newspaper carried a number of poems and short prose pieces commissioned in support of the 10:10 initiative to reduce carbon emissions.
2 October 2016
An Italian journalist, Claudio Gatti , in an article in the New York Review of Books, used financial and publishers' records to unmask the best-selling pseudonymous novelist known as Elena Ferrante as a professional...