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- Jeanette Winterson
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Characters » Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? Î PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Re indifferente e una madre che passa le notti sveglia ad ascoltare il Vangelo alla radio impastando torte e lavorando a maglia La sua è fin dall'inizio la storia di una lotta per sopravvivere alle prepotenze di uesta madre che trova normale lasciare la figlia fuori dalla porta tutta la notte e sottoporla a esorcismi liberatori Una lotta per affermare se stessa la propria omosessualità e l'a per i libri Perché uesta è anche la storia di un a infinito per la letteratura nato per protegge. Despite the humour and the occasional glimmer of hope there were times when I found this book almost too hard to read I imagine writing about it will prove eually traumatising so I ll say only that this memoir was superbly written and heartbreakingly honest and will remain with me for a very long time Druids A History e una madre che passa le notti sveglia ad ascoltare il Vangelo alla radio impastando torte The Mechanics' Institute Review: Issue 5 e lavorando a maglia La sua è fin dall'inizio la storia di una lotta per sopravvivere alle prepotenze di uesta madre che trova normale lasciare la figlia fuori dalla porta tutta la notte White Nights e sottoporla a Sammy Keyes and the Cold Hard Cash Sammy Keyes esorcismi liberatori Una lotta per affermare se stessa la propria omosessualità The Weight of Ink e l'a per i libri Perché uesta è anche la storia di un a infinito per la letteratura nato per protegge. Despite the humour and the occasional glimmer of hope there were times when I found this book almost too hard to read I imagine writing about it will prove The Unicorn in the Barn eually traumatising so I ll say only that this memoir was superbly written and heartbreakingly honest and will remain with me for a very long timeDownload ñ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Â Jeanette Winterson
Characters » Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? Î PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Rsi e per cercare uell'affetto stabile che in casa sembra mancare irrimediabilmente un a che resiste anche uando la madre scopre i libri che Jeanette nasconde sotto il materasso e li dà alle fiamme Con generosità e onestà intellettuale Jeanette Winterson scava nei propri pensieri e sentimenti di bambina adolescente e donna ripercorrendo nel contempo la sua dolorosa ricerca della famiglia naturale Ne esce un racconto intenso a tratti tragico ma anche allegro come sa essere la sua scrittur. I finished this book on a frigid Sunday afternoon lying lazily on my too deep couch covered in a ridiculously soft blanket with my boyfriend cackling in the other room while watching news fails on YouTube and my little dog curled up by my side lending me his warmth I have had such an easy life it is sometimes difficult to fathomJeanette Winterson has not had an easy life Or anyway she had an almost impossibly surreal awful childhood adopted by a frighteningly inconsistent and extremely religious mother who regularly locked her in the coal shed overnight an adolescence during which she lived in her car after mom kicked her out for being a lesbian and a young adulthood wherein she took her impoverished working class self all the way to and through Oxford despite staggering sexism homophobia and snobbery they told her she was their working class experiment and her best friend was their black experiment She has spent her life overcoming overcoming abandonment and adoption overcoming a lack of love overcoming poverty overcoming provincialism overcoming heteronormativity overcoming the judgments of the entire world And yet this memoir which I expected to be agonizing is instead matter of fact witty piercing and generally triumphant Jeanette is not a dweller or a wallower at least not any she is frank about the difficulties she has gone through relating even rather harrowing anecdotes with grace and compassion Hers is a journey always toward understanding trying to figure out those around her saving herself through literature learning how to love by piecing it together day by day The book is in two parts The first from birth or less to college has a narrative tone that is at a slight remove from the story Jeanette is of course a writer with a writer s sense of pacing of plot arc of what to reveal and when to reveal it of the flourishes necessary to a tale well told She relates most of the anecdotes from her childhood smoothly after all she s spent her whole career polishing and retelling them This part of the story is moving but a bit pat it is clever and rather self aware although it is certainly devastating and illuminating in turnsBut then after a two page interlude that encompasses about twenty five years the second half of the book is practically in the present starting maybe five years ago and it encompasses Jeanette s search for her birth mother And suddenly the narrative becomes ragged jagged raw This is the story Jeanette is still living and it has not been rehearsed it has barely even got done being lived She navigates the Kafkaesue bureaucracy of the British legal system with a somewhat crazed frenzy and with the help of kind souls along the way She opens up her brain and her body and lets us look right in into her hysterical fears her calcified anger the wailing hopefulness she has spent her whole life tamping down into frustration I can t even describe it it s devastating enraging anxiety ridden and so so intense And even still clever Her writing style throughout is very British and dry no nonsense y and simple but shot through with literary allusions with whole uoted poems and passages And funny I can t stress that enough because it was the last thing I was expecting I m tempted to start uoting lines but I d wind up transcribing pages and pages and I haven t got the timeBut listen this book is really brilliant I am now going to sink right back into my too deep couch grab the cuddly dog and start rereading Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit And after that I m going to Netflix the BBC movie of it and then I m going to comb my shelves and my friends shelves for all her other books which I ve either never read or haven t read in years Jeanette I love you You are astonishing
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Characters » Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? Î PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Nell'autunno del 1975 la sedicenne Jeanette Winterson deve prendere una decisione rimanere al 200 di Water Street assieme ai genitori adottivi o continuare a vedere la ragazza di cui è innamorata e vivere in una Mini presa in prestito Sceglie la seconda strada perché tutto uello che vuole è essere felice Tenta di spiegarlo alla madre che però le chiede Perché essere felice uando puoi essere normale Da uesta frase inizia il racconto intimo e personale di un'infanzia trascorsa fra un pad. If you read Oranges are Not the Only Fruit then this just reads like an early version before the editor said to the author You can t write that no one will believe you The clich goes that truth is stranger than fiction and this book is definitely stranger than Oranges It is hard for instance to believe that the author as an adult never addressed her mother as anything but Mrs WintersonSmall personal anecdote that has nothing whatsoever to do with the book other than it s a bit about Winterson s famous girlfriend who was much celebrated and made a lot of money from her book on fat and feminism but there you go when did my reviews ever stick to the pointYears ago having uite a lot of money and not much sense of what to spend it on I decided physical perfection was all and took myself off to a health farm or spa in Malta to lose some weight and tone up It was a sleazy dump with hardly any facilities and was in fact a money laundering operation for a body building company in the UK that mostly sold steroids There weren t many clients and all of us were there to lose weight which bewildered the few staff who didn t seem to know what to do with us other than to feed us very little and tell us to swim in the algae green pool In other words a perfect place to hide out The author of Fat Is a Feminist Issue was there the girlfriend of Jeanette Winterson Not such a feminist issue ehCan you trust any author to be who they say they are or is it all just for effect I guess so long as the money keeps rolling in its all true and when the money stops maybe that s time for a tell all autobiography with tv interviews revealing all the psychological problems that stopped the author from telling the truth in the first place I m thinking now of Orbach but it applies to any author maybe even Winterson If a tell all doesn t bring the cash in and the fame back then there s always reality tv Edited because I was apparently very insulting with two words so I took them out What a laugh to complain about that though