!!> Reading ➵ The Passion ➭ Author Jeanette Winterson – Buyphenergan500.us

The Passion The Passion Is A Modern Classic That Confirms Jeanette Winterson S Special Claim On The Novel Set During The Tumultuous Years Of The Napoleonic Wars, The Passion Intertwines The Destinies Of Two Remarkable People Henri, A Simple French Soldier, Who Follows Napoleon From Glory To Russian Ruin And Villanelle, The Red Haired, Web Footed Daughter Of A Venetian Boatman, Whose Husband Has Gambled Away Her Heart In Venice S Compound Of Carnival, Chance, And Darkness, The Pair Meet Their Singular Destiny In Her Unique And Mesmerizing Voice, Winterson Blends Reality With Fantasy, Dream, And Imagination To Weave A Hypnotic Tale With Stunning Effects.

!!> Reading ➵ The Passion  ➭ Author Jeanette Winterson – Buyphenergan500.us
  • Hardcover
  • 160 pages
  • The Passion
  • Jeanette Winterson
  • 05 June 2018
  • 0747500347

    10 thoughts on “!!> Reading ➵ The Passion ➭ Author Jeanette Winterson – Buyphenergan500.us


  1. says:

    Gambling is not a vice, it is an expression of our humanness We gamble Some do it at the gaming table, some do not You play, you win, you play, you lose You play Jeanette Winterson is one of those authors I am constantly surprised at The Passion is my favourite so far update before reading Sexing the Cherry, which is evenfascinating There is something magical in her way of weaving the stories of her characters, and showing different angles of the central theme passion I do Gambling is not a vice, it is an expression of our humanness We gamble Some do it at the gaming table, some do not You play, you win, you play, you lose You play Jeanette Winterson is one of those authors I am constantly surprised at The Passion is my favourite so far update before reading Sexing the Cherry, which is evenfascinating There is something magical in her way of weaving the stories of her characters, and showing different angles of the central theme passion I do generally not like historical fiction, but in this case, the setting in Napoleonic Europe adds tremendously to the ideas she develops in her own, very special language One main thought, repeated several times over the course of the s...


  2. says:

    Lovers are not at their best when it matters Mouths dry up, palms sweat, conversation flags, and all the time the heart is threatening to fly from the body once and for all Lovers have been known to have heart attacks Lovers drink too much from nervousness and cannot perform They eat too little and faint during their fervently wished consummation They do not stroke the favored cat and their face paint comes loose This is not all Whatever you have set store by, your dress, your dinner, yo Lovers are not at their best when it matters Mouths dry up, palms sweat, conversation flags, and all the time the heart is threatening to fly from the bod...


  3. says:

    Masked kiss image source le Noir A blind pedlar never spilt his stew or missed his mouth the way I did I can see, he said, but I don t use my eyesI recently ate unknown food, served in total darkness, by blind waiters It was an intense and disorienting experience Boundaries break down you touch the stranger who guides you to your seat, talk to invisibl...


  4. says:

    There is little I can say about this book that does not border on gushing, but I ll try The Passion is perhaps one of the most amazing stories I have ever read It is not so much a novel as a journey through the mind and soul of Henri and Villanelle, through the real and ephemeral Venice, through history and imagination While containing a solid narrative, it delves into the psyche and spirit of the writer and her characters Read it once and you a...


  5. says:

    Jeanette Winterson pops up from time to time on BBC political debate programmes and she is like a laser beam of sensibleness, from a decidedly rad lesbian perspective she cuts through the waffle and she s a joy to hear, Germaine Greer s punkier young sister maybe But in her books she goes off on one, to coin a British phrase to go off on one Brit colloq to suddenly become very angry and start shouting or behaving violently, as in He went off on one because he thought I was threatening his do Jeanette Winterson pops up from time to time on BBC political debate programmes and she is like a laser beam of sensibleness, from a decidedly rad lesbian perspective she cuts through th...


  6. says:

    To my surprise I m kind of disappointed in it The New York Times review of it says that it dares you to laugh and stares you down Unfortunately, I m just laughing She s trying so hard to be profound with these statements, and 9 out of 10 times it doesn t quite work The book is filled with cliches and trite conclusions that are just so hackneyed actual example death and darkness are like each otherwow Have you noticed that Her attempt to be Marquez fails quite badly, unfo...


  7. says:

    Somewhere between fear and sex passion is. This short novel packs in so much beauty in the intersecting stories of French soldier Henri and daughter of a Venetian boatman, Villanelle Winterson is a sage, a poet, with each scene, each paragraph containing gorgeous words about love, and the gamble of life and choices made.Set in the times of the Napoleonic wars, Henri was selected by Bonaparte himself to prepare and serve his nightly chicken He did this with devotion, and saw horrific death, su Somewhere between fear and sex passion is. This short novel packs in so much beauty in the intersecting stories of French soldier Henri and daughter of a Venetian boatman, Villanelle Winterson is a sage, a poet, with each scene, each paragraph containing gorgeous words about love, and the gamble of life and choices made.Set in the times of the Napoleonic wars, Henri was selected by Bonaparte himself to prepare and ser...


  8. says:

    A magical book The story of the French country boy Henri who was personally picked by Napoleon Bonaparte to be his special chicken cook and Villanelle, the adventurous red haired daughter of a Venetian boatsman whose feet are webbed, but she cannot swim They escape Napoleon s army at the siege of Moscow and make their way to Venice where they meet their separate fates It is wonderful to see Venice through the eyes of Henri, who gets lost for days on end and is almost convinced that the church A magical book The story of the French country boy Henri who was personally picked by Napoleon Bonaparte to be his special chicken cook and Villanelle, the adventurous red haired daughter of a Venetian boatsman whose feet are webbed, but she cannot swim They escape Napoleon s army at the siege of Moscow and make their way to Venice where they meet their separate fates It is wonderful to see Venice th...


  9. says:

    I don t even know where to begin with this, so I ll likely keep it brief Basically all I can say is that Jeanette Winterson is officially my next obsession, that I m absolutely thrilled that my adviser recommended her to me, and that this is one of the most invigorating novels I ve read in a long time Winterson reminds me a bit of Angela Carter here not that they write in the same way, but in that they use magic and intertextuality in similar ways, and that each have a very blunt aesthetic tha I don t even know where to begin with this, so I ll likely keep it brief Basically all I can say is that Jeanette Winterson is officially my next obsession, that I m absolutely thrilled that my adviser recommended her to me, and that this i...


  10. says:

    I was not sure where this book was headed when I began, and I m not sure where I landed at the end, but I do know I enjoyed the journey This is only my second Jeanette Winterson book, and the first one was Christmas themed short stories I enjoyed it enough to look for , and picked this one up at a used book sale In this novel, you simply ride along on a river of magical prose until, every page or two, you hit the rapids with an awesome sentence or idea ...

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