the story, the feeling we get is of being understood – which is odd when you think
about it, because at school learning is based on whether or not we understand
what we are reading. In fact it is the story (or the poem) that is understanding us.
This is the story of Jeanette, adopted and brought up by her mother as one of God's elect. Zealous and passionate, she seems seems destined for life as a missionary, but then she falls for one of her converts. At sixteen, Jeanette decides to leave the church, her home and her family, for the young woman she loves. Innovative, punchy and tender, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit is a few days ride into the bizarre outposts of religious excess and human obsession. With a new introduction by the author 'Witty, bizarre, extraordinary and exhilarating' The Times 'She is a master of her material, a writer in whom great talent abides' Vanity Fair 'Many consider her to be the best living writer in this language... In her hands, words are fluid, radiant, humming' Evening Standard 'A novel that deserves revisiting' Observer 'A wonderful rites-of-passage novel' Mariella Frostrup
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-11-24 - Publisher: Random House
This is the story of Jeanette, adopted and brought up by her mother as one of God's elect. Zealous and passionate, she seems seems destined for life as a missionary, but then she falls for one of her converts. At sixteen, Jeanette decides to leave the church, her home and
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003 - Publisher: Vintage Books
In Vintage Living Texts, teachers and students will find the essential guide to the writer's works, together with an in-depth interview relating specifically to the texts under discussion. Each guide deals with the writer's themes, genre and narrative technique and a close reading will provide a rich source of ideas
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-12 - Publisher: GRIN Verlag
Seminar paper from the year 2005 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: 1,0, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, language: English, abstract: In terms of genre, Jeanette Winterson's 1985 novel Oranges are not the Only Fruit is definitely groundbreaking. The author uses autobiographical elements, elements of the female Bildungsroman but
Type: BOOK - Published: 1994 - Publisher: Random House (UK)
Two Jeanette Winterson film scripts. Set in the 1950s, Great Moments in Aviation features a young black woman with a passion for aeroplanes. Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, an award-winning television drama, is an adaptation of the author's novel of the same name.