Written on the Body

by Jeanette Winterson | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0099193914 Global Overview for this book
Registered by blue1236 of Melbourne, Victoria Australia on 10/21/2007
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Journal Entry 1 by blue1236 from Melbourne, Victoria Australia on Sunday, October 21, 2007
Looking forward to reading this one.

From fantasticfiction.co.uk:
A novel of loss and love, and a philosophical meditation on the body. The novel explores the body as a physical entity and as an image of our innermost selves in order to reveal more about the phenomenon of love.

Journal Entry 2 by blue1236 from Melbourne, Victoria Australia on Friday, July 31, 2009
Ready to be mailed out as part of my massive book clearance. Just waiting on a satchel from melanie2474.

Journal Entry 3 by blue1236 at Australia Post, a fellow bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Released 9 yrs ago (8/5/2009 UTC) at Australia Post, a fellow bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases



Posted today.

Journal Entry 4 by Melanie2474 from Narrabundah, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Thursday, August 13, 2009
Wow - what a haul arrived in the mail today. Thanks to those who let me help them tidy up :)

Journal Entry 5 by Melanie2474 at Narrabundah, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Thought I'd have a little read of this in bed last night while hubby was out, and ended up finishing it! A tale of infidelity, love, betrayal, regret and forgiveness this is the type of tale one expects of Winterson. The tone is personal, even intimate, as the narrator (gender undeclared) weaves a tale of lust and love.

From the back: Written on the body is a secret code only visible in certain lights: the accumulations of a lifetime gather there. In places the palimpsest is so heavily worked that the letters feel like Braille. I like to keep my body rolled up away from prying eyes. Never unfold too much, tell the whole story. I didn't know that Louise would have reading hands. She has translated me into her own book.

Written on the Body is a love story; the narrator is a vulnerable and subversive Lothario, gender undeclared. Generous in scope, sumptuous in detail, Jeanette Winterson has fused mathematical exactness and poetic intensity and made language new.

Released 7 yrs ago (5/25/2011 UTC) at Red Cross Blood Bank, Palmer St in Garran, Australian Capital Territory Australia


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