Jeanette Winterson (2643 words)


British novelist Jeanette Winterson has won international acclaim for her innovative and lyrical writing that directly and explicitly challenges the conventional novel form. Occasionally, her outspoken commentaries about her writing and sexuality have caused her image and personal life to overshadow her fictions. She remains an influential post-modern British author whose work can be compared to that of Angela Carter, Michèle Roberts, Peter Ackroyd and Salman Rushdie. Winterson’s novels are always experimental, straining and stretching language and genre into new forms, frequently with a poetic texture. Theoretically aware, her novels express the fluidity of time, history, love and identity, variously deploying quantum physics, …

Citation: Cox, Katharine. "Jeanette Winterson". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 26 August 2005 [, accessed 17 April 2021.]

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