Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit

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Innovative in style, its humour by turns punchy and tender, Jeanette Winterson’s first novel, Oranges are Not the Only Fruit is a few days ride into the bizarre outposts of religious excess and human obsession. It’s a love story, too. Winterson’s ...Continua
Ha scritto il 26/01/14
Started during a sleepless night.Read 66 pages out of 120. I have found no reason to keep on going even if there are less than 60 left.Easy reading, but nothing special, some names of musicians, poets, writers, scattered around just to give an ...Continua
Ha scritto il 09/12/13
Jeanette Winterson has a very intriguing style; here it's a sort of blend of satire and fable or fairy tale, even. It's kind of a strange little novel, but enjoyable nonetheless. I was very impressed, considering this is her debut novel. I didn't ...Continua
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Ha scritto il 15/08/13
Storia dell'infanzia di una bambina adottata, di una madre fanatica religiosa dalla quale è difficile staccarsi, di un padre assente e di una "zia", unico punto di riferimento. Un po' di humor britannico - bellissimo il racconto delle esperienze ...Continua
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Ha scritto il 31/12/12
[4.5] starsI enjoy this novel very much, especially the first 2/3. Witty, perceptive, funny and, most important of all, tender. Surely Winterson is very good at laying bare the ironies of the church, especially when the church members are serious ...Continua
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Ha scritto il Aug 13, 2009, 16:24
Families, real ones, are chairs and tables and the right number of cups, but I had no means of joining one, and no means of dismissing my own; she had tied a thread around my button, to tug when she pleased. I knew a woman in another place. Perhaps ...Continua
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Ha scritto il Aug 13, 2009, 16:21
And so, for the length of the mission, everyone had to eat gammon with pineapple, pineapple upside-down cake, chicken in pineapple sauce, pineapple chunks, pineapple slice. `After all,' said my mother philosophically, `oranges are not the only ...Continua
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Ha scritto il Aug 13, 2009, 16:17
Time is a great deadener; people forget, get bored, grow old, go away. She said that not much had happened between us anyway, historically speaking. But history is a string full of knots, the best you can do is admire it, and maybe knot it up a bit ...Continua
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Ha scritto il Aug 13, 2009, 16:15
The unknownness of my needs frightens me. I do not know how huge they are, or how high they are, I only know that they are not being met. If you want to find out the circumference of an oil drop, you can use lycopodium powder. That's what I'll find. ...Continua
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Ha scritto il Aug 13, 2009, 16:13
I have a theory that every time you make an important choice, the part of you left behind continues the other life you could have had. Some people's emanations are very strong, some people create themselves afresh outside of their own body. This is ...Continua
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