Sexing the Cherry celebrates the power of the imagination as it playfully juggles with our perception of history and reality. It is a story about love and sex; lies and truths; and twelve dancing princesses who lived happily ever after, but not with their husbands. With a new introduction by the author. "A book of innocence and bawdiness, fury and ...
Sexing the Cherry celebrates the power of the imagination as it playfully juggles with our perception of history and reality. It is a story about love and sex; lies and truths; and twelve dancing princesses who lived happily ever after, but not with their husbands. With a new introduction by the author. "A book of innocence and bawdiness, fury and joy...needs to be read and re-read." (The Times). "Read it and marvel. Jeanette Winterson's voice is startlingly original, and her imaginative feats are utterly dazzling." (Cosmopolitan). "Her stories and characters levitate off the page into dancing life...A bold, bizarre and timely book." (Independent). "Simple prose shows the subtlest of minds behind it, swift, confident and dazzling." (Financial Times).
Very Good in Very Good jacket. Book. Signed by Author(s) SIGNED BY WINTERSON on the title page. Hard bound with dust jacket. First Printing stated on the copyright page. Some minor foxing to upper page edges, otherwise very good.
Very Good in Very Good, Not Price Clipped jacket. Book. Signed by Author(s) First Canadian Edition stated on verso of title page; signed by Jeanette Winterson on the title page with no inscription; some edge wear to boards and dust jacket; one crease at lower right of front cover; otherwise a solid, clean copy in collectible condition; dust jacket is protected by a Brodart sleeve.
Dust Jacket Included. Near fine book, creased at the foot of the spine and very slight blunting to the top corner of the back board. Pages lightly tanned. The dust jacket is very near fine with slight edge creasing and slight surface wear/ pressure marking to the lamination of the covers. First edition, first printing. This book is signed by the author on a bookplate which has been glued on the front free end paper.
Fine in Fine jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. First edition, first prnt. Satin pagemarker. Unread copy in Fine condition in Fine dustjacket with an archival cover. Image of actual book; not a stock photo.
Publishers Weekly, 1991-02-08 Reworked fairy tales, 17th-century England and present-day London are integrated in this eccentric, boundary-forsaking plunge through time and space. ``Graced with striking similes and poetic cadences, the author's prose is clean and strong,'' said PW , but its finer qualities are ``insufficient to redeem its overwrought artifice . . . and stridently dogmatic feminism.'' (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Publishers Weekly, 1990-02-23 Evoking modern physics and antique metaphysics, Winterson's ambitiously eccentric narrative challenges her readers to rupture the boundaries of conventional perceptions and linear experience of time. Her narrative voices, alternating between a Rabelaisian giantess and her foundling son, collapse at times into one another and the characters plunge vertiginously through time and space. On the one hand reworking fairy tales, and on the other evoking the filth, squalor and exuberant bawdiness of 17th-century England in the throes of civil war, Winterson ( The Passion ) eventually locates her characters in present-day London. Graced with striking similes and poetic cadences, the author's prose is clean and strong, and the disjunctive elements of her narrative are integrated elegantly. But the novel's freakish characters and flights of surreal fancy are insufficient to redeem its overwrought artifice. The work is further limited by its stridently dogmatic feminism, which, contemptuously belittling all men as arrogantly stupid bullies who are vastly women's inferiors in maturity and moral fiber, vitiates its ostensible intent to transcend the narrowness of human perception. (Apr.)
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