The Sexing the Cherry Community Note includes chapter-by-chapter summary and Sexing the Cherry study guide contains a biography of Jeanette Winterson . Sexing the Cherry is Jeanette Winterson’s third novel, following Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit () and The Passion (). A fantasy on the theme of. Sexing the Cherry (Winterson, Jeanette) [Jeanette Winterson] on * FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. In a fantastic world that is and is not.

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September 6, Buy from Waterstones Buy from Hive. I was a little perplexed as to why this book seems to be so highly rated by others on goodreads.

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This book is fantastically imaginative, and jenette moments reminds me of Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities in fact, strikingly so in Jordan’s description of some of the places that he visits.

Written on the Body. Every time I try to narrow down my intent I expand it, and yet those straits and canals still lead me to the open sea, and then I realize how vast it all is, this matter of the mind.

Sexing the Cherry

I could see flashes of brilliance in this book the dancing princesses, the character of dog-womanhowever none of it was fleshed out to any sort of degree to make me want to read on.


The strangest wonder of all is Time. It was aboutI think, and never before had there been a banana in Einterson. The division does not exist. Nov 18, Austen rated it really liked it. Set in England, the story jumps back and forth between the s and the s or thereabouts.

Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Winterson has an incredibly gifted talent of writing the most magical prose. This book is something of a loose mixture of historical fiction, sci-fi time-travel lit, brutal Brothers-Grimm style fairy tale, and classic ghost story — with a meaty dose of feminist perspective thrown in for good measure. They set up camp in my head and never leave. Sexing the Cherry is a postmodernist work and features many examples of intertextuality.

The child is rescued by the Dog Woman, a murderous gentle giant who names her newfound trophy Jordan and takes him out for walks on a leash. The son is endlessly chasing after an amazing woman he has only glimpsed, but learns about finding all you need within yourself.

Thank you for playing with your narratives, changing your characters into hyperboles of their human selv Sometimes I think I would like to write a letter of thanks to Jeanette Winterson. Society shuns them, can’t accept them, and the anger seding pain build up.

For what it lacks in girth, the book makes up for in substance. Quotes from Sexing the Cherry.


I push them around in my mouth just to feel them form, again and again. How they add to the story? This book is something of a loose mixture of historical fiction, sci-fi time-travel lit, brutal Brothers-Grimm style fairy tale, and clas Jeannette Winterson’s poetic-prose is crack to me. I would say, Winterson is a queen of her art, and a queen of the human heart. I’ll read every word. When he grows up Jordan, like Gulliver, travels the world, but finds that the strangest wonders are spun out of his own head.

Sexing the Cherry by Jeanette Winterson

She’s incredibly unique, and there is an oddity in her works. She is so authentically herself, even though she is completely aware of being unlike anyone else.

Many in her situation would find only depression, but she raises fighting dogs, and lives life as she pleases. During this, we meet various characters. You just have to take my word. Not a book I would recommend. Once I stood in a museum looking at a “painting” hanging on the wall.

Explore the Home Gift Guide. One more thing short of typing up the book in its entirety here, I can’t give it appropriate credit! This book is utterly beautiful.