Written on the Body | Literature Criticism Critical Review by Julie Burchill

This literature criticism consists of approximately 7 pages of analysis & critique of Written on the Body.
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Critical Review by Julie Burchill

SOURCE: Burchill, Julie. “My Enemy Has Written a Bad Book.” Spectator 272 (25 June 1994): 26–27.

In the following negative review, Burchill criticizes Art and Lies and Winterson's writing style in general.

It is always best to show your hand where our old friend Mr Green Eye is concerned. Envy is not an epic thing, unlike its kissing cousin jealousy. It is mean and niggly and net-curtainy, but better to lay it on the table for all to see than leave it lying around where someone might slip on it and then announce to the assembled company, ‘Well, look what we've got here!’

For a few mood-indigo evenings in the Eighties I envied Jeanette Winterson. I didn't mind her doing her novels; they were fair enough. Girls just want to have fun, after all...

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This section contains 1,871 words
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