Written on the Body

Written on the Body

Book - 1992
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The most beguilingly seductive novel to date from the author of The Passion and Sexing the Cherry. Winterson chronicles the consuming affair between the narrator, who is given neither name nor gender, and the beloved, a complex and confused married woman.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c1992
ISBN: 9780679420071
067942007X
Branch Call Number: x
Characteristics: 190 p

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“You said, 'I love you.' Why is it that the most unoriginal thing we can say to one another is still the thing we long to hear? 'I love you' is always a quotation. You did not say it first and neither did I, yet when you say it and when I say it we speak like savages who have found three words an... Read More »


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advega718
Sep 15, 2015

While I found the story seductive and romantic, the protagonist's tone bored me half in and I glossed over to the end. Overall unmemorable.

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oshkin
Nov 09, 2013

One of the most beautifully written, heart-wrenching books I've ever read--it reads like prose poetry and has a passion that will surprise and move most readers.

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laylm220
Apr 30, 2015

“What you risk reveals what you value.”

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