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The World and Other Places: Stories

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Publisher Comments:

With language as dazzling as the wondrous visionary landscapes they evoke, these seventeen works transport the reader to worlds in which sleep is illegal, the lives of lonely department store clerks are transformed by fairies, the rich wear coal jewelry on an island of diamonds, and the living laminate their dead. Here is a universe where rooms go missing, women give birth to their lovers, and the young contemplate God's creative powers through pet tortoises.

Review:

"A brilliant collection...speculative, philosophical and surreal....You will fall in love with this writer." The Baltimore Sun

Review:

"Winterson is a grand warrior...a modern writer, a modern thinker....Her images are fantastic." Los Angeles Times

Review:

"Like a literary periscope scanning island after island in the sea of Winterson's imagination." Boston Book Review

Review:

"That Winterson is an original and important writer is surely by now beyond question....One of the pleasures of this collection is that it allows the reader to map the gradual evolution of her writing." The Boston Globe

Synopsis:

With language as dazzling as her wondrous visionary landscapes, this first collection of stories by one of literature's most inventive writers transports the reader to a world where sleep is illegal, the rich wear coal jewelry on an island of diamonds, and the living laminate their dead.

About the Author

Jeanette Winterson lives in the English countryside outside London.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375702365
Subtitle:
Stories
Author:
Winterson, Jeanette
Publisher:
Vintage
Location:
New York
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Short stories
Subject:
Fantasy
Subject:
Short stories, english
Subject:
Fantastic fiction, English
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
fiction;short stories;queer;british;literature;stories;magical realism;lesbian;winterson;british literature
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage International
Series Volume:
IMS-14
Publication Date:
20000620
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8 x 5.15 x 0.65 in 0.5 lb

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Product details 240 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9780375702365 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A brilliant collection...speculative, philosophical and surreal....You will fall in love with this writer."
"Review" by , "Winterson is a grand warrior...a modern writer, a modern thinker....Her images are fantastic."
"Review" by , "Like a literary periscope scanning island after island in the sea of Winterson's imagination."
"Review" by , "That Winterson is an original and important writer is surely by now beyond question....One of the pleasures of this collection is that it allows the reader to map the gradual evolution of her writing."
"Synopsis" by , With language as dazzling as her wondrous visionary landscapes, this first collection of stories by one of literature's most inventive writers transports the reader to a world where sleep is illegal, the rich wear coal jewelry on an island of diamonds, and the living laminate their dead.
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