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N e en Angleterre en Jeanette Winterson est romanci re et essayiste Elle a publi notamment crit sur le corps Le Sexe des cerises Plon et et Pourquoi tre heureux quand on peut tre normal ditions de l Olivier .

Les livres de Jeanette Winterson apatrides et sans visage brillent des multiples reflets de la grande Albion la majest de Shakespeare l absolutisme de Lawrence le calme de Woolf ou la farce de Chaucer C est une magicienne Ali Smith The Scotsman by Jeanette Winterson, Kim Trân, Hélène Cohen

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Les Oranges ne sont pas les seuls fruits (Littérature étrangère)
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When I was asked to choose a myth to write about I realized I had chosen already The story of Atlas holding up the world was in my mind before the telephone call had ended If the call had not come perhaps I would never have written the story but when the call did come that story was waiting to be written Rewritten The recurring language motif of i Weight i is I want to tell the story again My work is full of cover versions I like to take stories we think we know and record them differently In the retelling comes a new emphasis or bias and the new arrangement of the key elements demands that fresh material be injected into the existing text i Weight i moves far away from the simple story of Atlas s punishment and his temporary relief when Heracles takes the world off his shoulders I wanted to explore loneliness isolation responsibility burden and freedom too because my version has a very particular end not found elsewhere from Jeanette Winterson s Foreword to i Weight i, Witty acute fierce and celebratory Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal is a tough minded search for belonging for love identity home and a mother br br Jeanette Winterson s novels have established her as a major figure in world literature She has written some of the most admired books of the past few decades including her internationally bestselling first novel Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit the story of a young girl adopted by Pentecostal parents that is now often required reading in contemporary fiction br br Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal is a memoir about a life s work to find happiness It s a book full of stories about a girl locked out of her home sitting on the doorstep all night about a religious zealot disguised as a mother who has two sets of false teeth and a revolver in the dresser waiting for Armageddon about growing up in an north England industrial town now changed beyond recognition about the Universe as Cosmic Dustbin br br It is the story of how a painful past that Jeanette thought she d written over and repainted rose to haunt her sending her on a journey into madness and out again in search of her biological mother br br Witty acute fierce and celebratory Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal is a tough minded search for belonging for love identity home and a mother, Physics seems to have become the new language of love in the s and Jeanette Winterson is not the first writer to make a major character a physicist Jonathan Lethem mined similar territory earlier this year in his delightful book i As She Climbed Across the Table i and now Winterson enters the lists with not one but two physicists populating the pages of her equally wonderful book i Gut Symmetries i If you think about it physics i does i make a good metaphor for love encompassing as it does the principles of attraction the exchange of energy and unification At the center of this meditation on the intelligence of the universe and the stupidity of humankind are Jove a married physicist Alice a single physicist who becomes his mistress and Stella Jove s wife and later Alice s lover They meet on the i QE i and from there the three participants in the story take turns telling their versions of it p i Gut Symmetries i is a collage of memories snippets of scientific theory meditations on abstract concepts like truth and the events surrounding Jove Alice and Stella s affair This is a book that demands your attention jumping as it does from one seemingly tangential topic to another but whereas physics still seeks a grand unification theory GUT to explain how everything in the universe fits together Winterson actually finds one of her own in this satisfyingly complete fictional world p, Handel is a failed priest but abiding Catholic with elitist tendencies whose work as a doctor forces him to consider social questions that he would probably rather avoid Picasso as she calls herself is a young artist who has been sexually abused by her brother but whose family thinks she is at fault for her dark moods Sappho is indeed Sappho the lesbian poet of ancient Greece who here proclaims herself a sensualist and then proceeds to dissect the union of language and lust The three converge in a place that may be England in a not too distant future made ugly by pollution and even uglier by greed This is not a novel but an extended rift on art sex religion social repression the dangers of patriarchy and everything that is wrong with the contemporary drift to the right As such it will be hard going for most readers but those with some patience will discover exceptionally evocative writing and a vivifying review of some much discussed contemporary issues