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The World and Other Places

by Jeanette Winterson

The World and Other Places Synopsis

In this, her first collection of short stories, Winterson reveals all the facets of her extraordinary imagination. In prose that is full of imagery and word-play, she creates physical and psychological worlds that are at once familiar and yet shockingly strange.

The World and Other Places Press Reviews

A greatly gifted and original writer...there is an exhilarating freshness and energy to this collection * Observer * This first book of short stories will delight her fans with their daring. Whether in a world where sleep is illegal or on an island of diamonds where the rich wear coal jewellery, Winterson is the mistress of the short story -- Jessica de Rothschild * Tatler * The quality of her writing has remained constant: precise, fluent, perfectly judged. This collection is another refinement of that art, studded with metaphors and unexpected asides * Independent on Sunday * The short story form was made for Jeanette Winterson...mesmerising prose poems * The Times * Her stories transport us into the dizzyingly fertile mind of one of Britain's most prodigiously gifted authors...breathtaking * Scotland on Sunday *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780099274537
Publication date: 4th March 1999
Author: Jeanette Winterson
Publisher: Vintage an imprint of Vintage Publishing
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 240 pages
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Short stories,

About Jeanette Winterson

Jeanette Winterson OBE was born in Manchester. Adopted by Pentecostal parents she was raised to be a missionary. This did and didn't work out. Discovering early the power of books she left home at 16 to live in a Mini and get on with her education. After graduating from Oxford University she worked for a while in the theatre and published her first novel at 25. Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit is based on her own upbringing but using herself as a fictional character. She scripted the novel into a BAFTA-winning BBC drama. 27 years later she re-visited that material in the ...

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