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Written on the Body


Written on the Body is a secret code only visible in certain lights: the accumulation of a lifetime gather there. In places the palimpsest is so ... Show synopsis

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by Josephina on May 18, 2008

This novel examines the relationship between gender, the body, love, and lust. The narrator's gender is unknown, and furthermore, we know the narrator mostly through his/her lovers, and this causes the reader to analyze every action. This novel is exceptionally wonderful in that it causes the reader's concept of gender to be questioned. It's told with a beautiful, violent urgency. Wonderful.


Amazingly wonderful

by jokergal on Apr 2, 2007

Although heartbreaking at moments, Jeanette Winterson's book is amazingly beautiful. A master with word play she creates a world that is defined by the human body. The story is told from the point of view of a nameless and genderless narrator and throughout you are searching for clues to both questions. A book about love, lose, and beauty this book will be hard to put down. Her words are beautiful and I find myself rereading it every few months.

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