Sexing The Cherry
- Publication Date:
- 06 September 1990
- Modern & Contemporary
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Virginia Woolf's Orlando Grendel lots of bawdy sex and violence = another five star review for a book. I think my review clout might be shot if I don't read something I don't like soon.
I *heart* Jeanette Winterson, and this is a classic no one should miss.
A short, beautiful and philisophical book about time and love and identity. The setting is purposely evasive which is a little weird at first. It is supposedly 17th century England. "Language always betrays us, tells the truth when we want to lie, and dissolves into formlessness when we would most like to be precise." Winterson has such a great knack with language!
This was a really great book. Surreal, beautiful, full of myth and fairy tale. A story about time and matter and boundaries and the blurring thereof. The structure of the first large section of the book (the part set in the past) reminded me of the structure that the chapters tended to take in One Hundred Years of Solitude; by the end, it had cycled back to the events of the beginning, with a shift in perspective to another character. A magical little trick--I love it.
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