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Jeanette Winterson

Susana Onega


This is a full-length study of Jeanette Winterson's work as a whole, containing in-depth analyses of her eight novels and cross-references to her minor fictional and non-fictional works. It establishes the formal, thematic and ideological characteristics of the novels, and situates the writer within the general panorama of contemporary British fiction. Earlier critics usually approached Winterson exclusively either as a key lesbian novelist, or as a heavily experimental and ‘arty’ writer, whose works are unnecessarily difficult and meaningless. By contrast, this book provides a comprehensive, ... More

Keywords: Jeanette Winterson, narrative structure, point of view, perspective, story time, character types, recurrent topoi, intertextual allusions, generic allusions, narratology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780719068386
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719068386.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Susana Onega, author