- Author:Jeanette Winterson
- Publisher:Vintage Canada (July 31, 2012)
- Pages:240 pages
- Subcategory:Social Sciences
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Ingenious (BBC TV). Jeanette Winterson.
Ingenious (BBC TV). Be Normal? Grove Press. Scanning, uploading, and electronic distribution of this book or the facilitation of such without the permission of the publisher is prohibited.
In Why Be Happy, emotional life is laid bare "Stunningly lovely and fearlessly reflective, Why Be Happy is a reminder of what the project of remembering and recording can-and should-be.
In Why Be Happy, emotional life is laid bare. struggle to first accept and then love herself yields a bravely frank narrative of truly coming undone. To read Jeanette Winterson is to love he. "Stunningly lovely and fearlessly reflective, Why Be Happy is a reminder of what the project of remembering and recording can-and should-be. About survival and triumph but also about deep wounds.
When she had nothing, she always had her books: they gave her courage and strength. Can you trust any author to be who they say they are or is it all just for effect? I guess so long as the money keeps rolling in its all 'true', and when the money stops - maybe that's time for a tell-all autobiography with tv interviews revealing all the psychological problems that stopped the author from telling the truth in the first place.
Jeanette Winterson's memoir is written sparsely and hurriedly; it is sometimes so terse it's almost in note form
Jeanette Winterson's memoir is written sparsely and hurriedly; it is sometimes so terse it's almost in note form. The impression this gives is not of sloppiness, but a desperate urgency to make the reader understand. This is certainly the most moving book of Winterson's I have ever read, and it also feels like the most turbulent and the least controlled.
In 1985 Jeanette Winterson’s first novel, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, was published ‘This is certainly the most moving book of Winterson’s I have ever rea. ut it wriggles with humou. t one point I was crying so much I had tears in my ears.
In 1985 Jeanette Winterson’s first novel, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, was published. It was Jeanette’s version of the story of a terraced house in Accrington, an adopted child, and the thwarted giantess Mrs Winterson. It was a cover story, a painful past written over and repainted. It was a story of survival. This book is that story’s the silent twin. This is certainly the most moving book of Winterson’s I have ever rea. There is much here that is impressive, but what I find most unusual about it is the way it deepens one’s sympathy, for everyone involved’ Zoe Williams Guardian.
Jeanette Winterson’s Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit (1985), written when she was 24, won the Whitbread prize . The essential point of Ms. Winterson’s singular and electric new memoir, Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? however, is that she didn’t find a boat.
Jeanette Winterson’s Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit (1985), written when she was 24, won the Whitbread prize for a first novel in Britain and marked her as a raw and devious talent. That novel, about a girl who is adopted by Pentecostal parents and discovers she is sexually attracted to women, was partly autobiographical. None were waiting for her. She built one for herself.
In 1985 Jeanette Winterson's first novel, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, was published. This book is that story's the silent twin. It is full of hurt and humour and a fierce love of life. It was Jeanette's version of the story of a terraced house in Accrington, an adopted child, and the thwarted giantess Mrs Winterson. It is generous, honest and true.
Explanations, analysis, and visualizations of Why Be Happy When You Could Be. .
Explanations, analysis, and visualizations of Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?'s themes. Why Be Happy?: Quotes. A prolific writer, Winterson is the author of over twenty-five books of fiction, nonfiction, and literature for children. She is married to the writer and psychoanalyst Susie Orbach, and she teaches at the University of Manchester.
It had a copy of Gertrude Stein's The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas (1932). When I was sixteen I had only got as far as M – not counting Shakespeare, who is not part of the alphabet, any more. than black is a colour. Black is all the colours and Shakespeare is all the alphabet. I was reading his plays and sonnets the way that you get dressed every morning. You don't ask yourself, ‘Shall I get dressed today?’. On the days you don't get dressed you are not well enough, either mentally or physically, to be able to ask – but we will go there later. M was the seventeenth-century poet, Andrew Marvell.
In 1985, at twenty-five, Jeanette published Oranges, the story of a girl adopted by Pentecostal parents, supposed to grow up to be a missionary. Instead, she falls in love with a woman. Disaster. Oranges became an international bestseller, inspired an award-winning BBC adaptation, and was semi-autobiographical. Mrs. Winterson, a thwarted giantess, loomed over the novel and the author's life. When Jeanette left home at sixteen because she was in love with a woman, Mrs. Winterson asked her: Why be happy when you could be normal? This is Jeanette's story--acute, fierce, celebratory--of a life's work to find happiness: a search for belonging, love, identity, a home. About a young girl locked out of her home, sitting on the doorstep all night, and a mother waiting for Armageddon with two sets of false teeth and a revolver in the duster drawer; about growing up in a northern industrial town; about the Universe as a Cosmic Dustbin. It is also about other people's stories, showing how fiction and poetry can form a string of guiding lights, a life raft that supports us when we are sinking.