Written on the Body | Literature Criticism Critical Review by Jenny Turner

This literature criticism consists of approximately 13 pages of analysis & critique of Written on the Body.
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Critical Review by Jenny Turner

SOURCE: Turner, Jenny. “A Tulip and Two Bulbs.” London Review of Books 22, no. 17 (7 September 2000): 10–11.

In the following review, Turner discusses the development of Winterson's fiction and offers a mixed assessment of The PowerBook.

We all know of writers who just keep writing the same book, but what is sadder is when a true writer seems to run out of books. T. S. Eliot observed that to continue to develop stylistically, a writer had to continue to develop emotionally … It is a commonplace of psychology that human beings, beyond a certain age, find it difficult to supplement their personalities with new emotional understandings. If this happens to the writer, she is lost.

Jeanette Winterson, ‘A Work of My Own,’ Art Objects: Essays on Ecstasy and Effrontery, (1995)

From the outside, Jeanette Winterson's new...

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