Sexing the Cherry

Sexing the Cherry In a fantastic world that is and is not seventeenth century England a baby is found floating in the Thames The child Jordan is rescued by Dog Woman and grows up to travel the world like Gulliver t

In a fantastic world that is and is not seventeenth century England, a baby is found floating in the Thames The child, Jordan, is rescued by Dog Woman and grows up to travel the world like Gulliver, though he finds that the world s most curious oddities come from his own mind Winterson leads the reader from discussions on the nature of time to Jordan s fascination with jIn a fantastic world that is and is not seventeenth century England, a baby is found floating in the Thames The child, Jordan, is rescued by Dog Woman and grows up to travel the world like Gulliver, though he finds that the world s most curious oddities come from his own mind Winterson leads the reader from discussions on the nature of time to Jordan s fascination with journeys concealed within other journeys, all with a dizzying speed that shoots the reader from epiphany to shimmering epiphany.

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  1. Novelist Jeanette Winterson was born in Manchester, England in 1959 She was adopted and brought up in Accrington, Lancashire, in the north of England Her strict Pentecostal Evangelist upbringing provides the background to her acclaimed first novel, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, published in 1985 She graduated from St Catherine s College, Oxford, and moved to London where she worked as an assistant editor at Pandora Press.One of the most original voices in British fiction to emerge during the 1980s, Jeanette Winterson was named as one of the 20 Best of Young British Writers in a promotion run jointly between the literary magazine Granta and the Book Marketing Council Her novels include Boating for Beginners 1985 , published shortly after Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit and described by the author as a comic book with pictures The Passion 1987 , twin narratives following the adventures of the web footed daughter of a Venetian gondolier and Napoleon s chicken chef Sexing the Cherry 1989 , an invented world set during the English Civil War featuring the fabulous Dog Woman and the orphan she raises and three books exploring triangular relationships, gender and formal experimentation Written on the Body 1992 , Art and Lies 1994 and Gut Symmetries 1997 She is also the author of a collection of short stories, The World and Other Places 1998 , and a book of essays about art and culture, Art Objects, published in 1995 Her novel The PowerBook 2000 she adapted for the National Theatre in 2002 Jeanette Winterson s work is published in 28 countries Her latest novel is The Battle of the Sun 2009 She has also edited Midsummer Nights 2009 , a collection of stories inspired by opera, by contemporary writers, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Glyndebourne Festival of Opera She adapted Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit for BBC television in 1990, and also wrote Great Moments in Aviation, a television screenplay directed by Beeban Kidron for BBC2 in 1994 She is also editor of a series of new editions of novels by Virginia Woolf published in the UK by Vintage She is a regular contributor of reviews and articles to many newspapers and journals and has a regular column published in The Guardian Her radio drama includes the play Text Message, broadcast by BBC Radio in November 2001 The King of Capri 2003 and Tanglewreck 2006 are children s stories Lighthousekeeping 2004 , centres on the orphaned heroine Silver, taken in by the keeper of the Cape Wrath lighthouse, Mr Pew, whose stories of love and loss, passion and longing, are interwoven in the narrative Her most recent book is The Battle of the Sun 2009 Jeanette Winterson lives in Gloucestershire and London In 2006, she was awarded an OBE.

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  1. People will believe anything Except, it seems, the truth I am in awe of Jeanette Winterson s writing I don t know how else to put it After The Passion, I honestly thought I could not be impressed But I think Sexing The Cherry may be even better I suspect that her short novels should be read again as soon as you have added another one to your repertoire, because there are recurring themes and fruity flavours that are definitely part of Winterson s general narrative Sexing the Cherry is all about [...]


  2. Jeannette Winterson is one of my all time favorite writers and I m constantly recommending this slim book For what it lacks in girth, the book makes up for in substance I have never furiously scribbled passages down in my journal for future reference.The story itself is entertaining enough to merit the book worth a read The premise is reminiscent of a Brother s Grimm fairy tale you know, back when fairy tales were sort of dark, creepy, and a little scary, before Disney got its hands on them.But [...]


  3. Date 15 January 23rd JanuaryTime 19 00 20.15Location The BoxExcerpt from interview with P BryantDetective Munch Thing is, my literary friend, you got no proof.PB Proof Det Munch Anyone can invent an identity and claim to have read like a zillion books and then post up fake reviews Anyone I could pay 15 year olds to do it PB Well, so what That s the internet for you Who cares Det Pembleton Who cares Did you hear that John Who cares We care Let me explain a little This thing, it used to be nothing [...]


  4. I loved this book At the level of plot, we read about a gigantic woman who finds a small boy, Jordan, on the banks of the Thames in London in the 17th century She raises this boy and watches him grow to develop a passion for boats, sailing, and exploring, knowing that she will lose him to his passions, and knowing that he will lose his heart to a woman who will not return his love At the core of this novel, though, are metaphysical and philosophical explorations both for us as readers, and also [...]


  5. Elimden dusurmeden okudum Ozellikle Ingiliz kulturunu ve tarihini birazcik taniyorsaniz keyifle okuyabileceginiz ilginc ve surukleyici bir kitap.


  6. Once I stood in a museum looking at a painting hanging on the wall It had all the components of a painting the canvas, lines and squiggles rendered in pencil, the artist s signature, and some blotches of color here and there I read the review on the little plaque next to it which described what it was made of, its post modern symbolism, it s meaning I didn t see that at all.Another time I put on a CD to listen to It had all the components of music instruments, notes, pauses, a musician behind th [...]


  7. Sometimes I think I would like to write a letter of thanks to Jeanette Winterson The letter would go something like this, Thank you, Ms Winterson, for being so magical Thank you for holding on to the play of childhood and mingling it with a breadth of creative intelligence I never knew existed Thank you for reading as much as you do and for deploying history in new and invigorating ways Thank you for playing with your narratives, changing your characters into hyperboles of their human selves, an [...]


  8. Winterson kendi yazm oldu u ns z nde diyor ki yk lerin de kendi kendilerini de i tirmek gibi bir zelli i vard r ve okumak zg rl kt r, bir dizi kural de il Bu vesileyle kat cisimlerden olu mu d nyaya meydan okuyor kalemiyle D nyan n ger ekli ini sorguluyor ve de zaman alg m z , Tanr y ve benlik sava m z , egomuzu Ge mi zaman, gelecek zaman gibi ayr mlar yapmayan, zaman tek olarak alg layan ve bizim asla renemeyece imiz asl nda son derece yal n bir alg d zeyinde ya ay p, bunu sorgulamayan Hopi ler [...]


  9. A very rewarding reading experience My favorite quote The Buddhists say there are 149 ways to God I m not looking for God, only for myself, and that is far complicated God has had a great deal written about Him nothing has been written about me God is bigger, like my mother, easier to find, even in the dark I could be anywhere, and since I can t describe myself I can t ask for help.


  10. Kitaba b y k merak ve beklenti ile ba lasam da birka sayfa sonra beklentimin bo a oldu unu anlad m Bir kere bi im ve i erik konusunda, dilin kullan m belki eviriden de kaynakl d r bilemiyorum konusunda bence ciddi s k nt lar var Masalllar , fantastik olaylar hikayeye yedirmek g r nd kadar kolay bir meziyet de il san r m nk yazar bunu ba aramad takdirde karmakar k bir anlat k yor ortaya Ger i burada yazar n yapmak istedi i de biraz bu asl nda yani biraz karma a yaratmak ama bundan keyif alan okuy [...]


  11. I may come back later and bump this up to 5 stars I really enjoyed the story and Winterson s gorgeous writing.Well, describing this one is going to take some doing .Set in England, the story jumps back and forth between the 1600s and the 1990s or thereabouts We see moments in the lives of various characters the Dog Woman, a coarse giant of a woman who is continually reforming her murderous ways Jordan, her son, who she found floating in the Thames Nicholas Jordan, a naval cadet as well as variou [...]


  12. Painfully pretentious and drowning in a mess of its failed aspirations, it s always a bad thing when an author becomes too fond of the sound of their own voice Characters, ideas, feelings, and stories are lost under the weight of what I can only presume is Winterson s creative vanity While arguably intelligent she lacks the poetic ability required to pull off a style like this, using language which distracts and detracts from the world she is struggling to present A wonderful imagination is comp [...]


  13. The juxtaposition of the stories of the giant woman living on the banks of the Thames with her dogs and her adopted son who is drawn to exploring the world in the mid 1600s was interesting The incorporation of the stories of women who although kept by men for their pleasure are still able to lead lives of their own and escape were interesting asides as was the story of the 12 dancing princesses The drawings of the banana and the pineapple at the top of the paragraph when the narrator changed was [...]


  14. possibly my absolute favorite book of all time I want jeanette winterson to read me a bedtime story every night I didn t know how much I could worship an author before I read this It s short but potent, and thoroughly infused with her wit Please please read it, it s wonderful.


  15. yazar han m baya muazzam i karm kitap boyu ger e i b km arada da felsefi sorular sormu de i ik bir deneyim oldu benim a mdan.


  16. Winterson is amazing when it comes to fragments, paragraphs, she can tell a tiny little story that is oh so beautiful and then punches you in the gut while still smiling subtly This is definitely something I fall for, I m afraid Add great language skills, she weave the sentences as she pleases and they work masterfully She happily intertwines reality with fantasy, creating worlds that seems so real, although magical things happen there while reading I thought that Haruki Murakami s style does so [...]


  17. In Sexing the Cherry, Jordan is found floating in the River Thames A large woman, known only as the Dog Woman, rescues baby Jordan, and brings him up like her own son But Jordan, having been born of the river, belongs to the river, and it isn t long before the flowing waters reclaim him once again, as he sets of with sails to travel the world.The book is told with alternating narratives, first Jordan, then the mother, then Jordan again and so forth But while the mother s narratives sound like ac [...]


  18. II don t know what just happened I think I need to go reread some parts of this book, or at least think it over again because I am so darn confused.But as for what I did understand, there are parts of this book that are bewitching, and then there are parts that drag so much it is as if there is no life in them.This was a vintage twin set, basically I got the book for free along with Mary Shelley s Frankenstein The set is called Vintage Monsters So I guess I ll spend tonight thinking about all th [...]


  19. I really wanted to enjoy this book and whilst I appreciate that it is written very well in a literary sense, it did not appeal to me at all The relentless misandry made it quite a boring read, despite its short length I could see flashes of brilliance in this book the dancing princesses, the character of dog woman , however none of it was fleshed out to any sort of degree to make me want to read on All in all a difficult 140 pages to trawl through I can t help thinking that if it were a little l [...]


  20. Kar Masal t r nedir, nas l yaz l r te bu kitap tam olarak bunun rehberi.C mlelerin ift anlaml l , zerinde d nmeye te vi i, her masal n mutlu sonla bitmedi ini klasik masallar zerinden g stermesi, ebeyn olmak, evlat olmak ve nicesi zerine psikanaliz tad nda bir roman T r n n kar masal n en kaynak g sterilesi eserlerinden.Benim i in zel bir kitap Okuyal epey oldu, ama bir ara tekrar okumam gerek Eminim bu tekrar okumada g rmedi im ba ka eyler g rece im.


  21. bizzarly profoundod for thought The Hopi, an Indian tribe, have a language as sophisticated as ours, but no tenses for the past, present and future The division does not exist What does this say about time Matter, that thing the most solid and well known, which you are holding in your hands and which makes up your body, is now known to be mostly empty space Empty space and points of light What does this say about the reality of the world frontispiece Truth to tell, I could have snapped her spine [...]


  22. This book is utterly beautiful Winterson has an incredibly gifted talent of writing the most magical prose I was utterly in awe, and a teeny bit jealous of her superbly written imaginative tales of the princess s who lived happily ever after, just not with their husbands , the twisted reality of Sixteenth Century England, taking a fair amount of time commenting on the battle between Cromwell s republican Commonwealth and the already established monarchy , not to mention throwing in detailed phil [...]



  23. Jeannette Winterson s poetic prose is crack to me I obsess about her sentences like a junkie Her images and words find me at the oddest times sometimes they call to me They set up camp in my head and never leave They speak me They speak what I long to be They speak what I fear being I push them around in my mouth just to feel them form, again and again.This book is something of a loose mixture of historical fiction, sci fi time travel lit, brutal Brothers Grimm style fairy tale, and classic ghos [...]


  24. Frankly, I have no words for this one, but I will attempt a review I had such high hopes for Sexing the Cherry billed as important to Magic Realist enthusiasts , so I would be lying if I didn t admit that I was just a little bit disappointed after reading it This one barely hangs together as a novel, and at times, I would get annoyed feeling like I was reading someone s unpolished dream and nightmare journals This book is filled with bizarre episodes both disorienting and also, at times, strikin [...]


  25. Wah Some of Winterson s works make me feel as if I completely missing out on something, like it s going straight over my head Which is likely the case considering I am not the most intellectual of sorts but I don t like being reminded of this when trying to enjoy a novel Further, with most books that are a little too smart for me, I usually understand why Either it s the content, or the heavy vocabulary or some such thing But Winterson sometimes I feel like I just don t get it Rather like some p [...]


  26. Winterson is one of my favourite authors, and Sexing the Cherry was a long outstanding book for me within her oeuvre The novel is a slim but very well reviewed piece which I was eager to read Telling the story of Jordan, who was abandoned beside a river in that age old Bible parody style, Sexing the Cherry is immediately captivating Winterson s language is both playful and creative, and the dual perspectives of Jordan and his adoptive mother are incredibly effective The historical setting has be [...]


  27. Zaman n hi bir anlam yok bu yolculukta, uzam n, mekan n anlam yok T m zamanlarda var olunabilir, her mekanda bulunulabilir nsan akl bir g nde okyanuslar s havuzlara d n t rebilir Do du u topraktan bir ad m teye gidememi kimi ki iler t m d nyay dola m lard r D z izgi zerinde s rd r len bir yolculuk de ildir bu, bir ileri bir geri gider, takvim tan maz, g vdenin k r kl klar n , buru ukluklar n g rmez Benlik belli bir anda, belli bir mekanda k st r lamaz ama kimi kez, belki bir an ile bir mekan n k [...]



  28. Hate to admit it but I have no clue what I just read It was absolutely beautifully written and that kept me going but I didn t understand any of it, Jeanette really let her imagination vomit all over the pages.


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