- Format: Paperback
- ISBN: 978-0-7190-6839-3
- Pages: 272
- Publisher: Manchester University Press
- Price: £15.99
- Published Date: June 2006
- BIC Category: Literature & literary studies / Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers, Fiction & related items / Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary, Ireland, Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers, Literature: history & criticism, United Kingdom, Great Britain, Literature, Contemporary Literature
- Series: Contemporary British Novelists
This is the first full-length study of Jeanette Winterson's complete oeuvre, offering detailed analysis of her nine novels as well as addressing her non-fiction and minor fictional work. Susana Onega combines the study of formal issues such as narrative structure, perspective and point of view with thematic analyses approached from a variety of theoretical perspectives, from narratology and feminist theory to Hermetic and Kabalistic symbolism, to provide a comprehensive 'vertical' analysis of Winterson's novels.
Onega reveals the books as complex linguistic artefacts, crammed with intertextual echoes. She demonstrates the inseparability of form and meaning within Winterson's work, and positions her within the wider context of contemporary British fiction alongside fellow visionaries such as Peter Ackroyd, Maureen Duffy and Marina Warner.
1. Of priests and prophets
2. History and storytelling
3. The art of love
4. Multiple selves and worlds
5. Only connect.
Susana Onega is Professor of English Philology (English Literature) at the University of Zaragoza, Spain