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Art and Lies A Piece for Three Voices and a Bawd by Jeanette Winterson
  

Art and Lies A Piece for Three Voices and a Bawd

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Art and Lies A Piece for Three Voices and a Bawd by Jeanette Winterson

'There is no such thing as autobiography, there is only art and lies'. Set in a London of the near future, its three principal characters, Handel, Picasso and Sappho, separately flee the city and find themselves on the same train, drawn to one another through the curious agency of a book. Stories within stories take us through the unlikely love-affairs of one Doll Sneerpiece, an 18th century bawd, and into the world of painful beauty where language has the power to heal. Art & Lies is a question and a quest: How shall I live?

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If we want language to be handled with vitality and suppleness, if we want to consider serious questions of philosophy, art and sexuality, if we want writers to aspire to beauty, then we should be glad of Jeanette Winterson...she is a writer who will continue to astonish, to please and to vex. Art & Lies does all these things -- Cressida Connolly Literary Review Brave and ambitious Independent Winterson's belief in love, beauty, and most of all, language, is evangelical and redemptive...it is timely and exciting to read -- Rachel Cusk The Times


About the Author

Jeanette Winterson OBE is the author of ten novels, including Oranges are not the Only Fruit, The Passion and Sexing the Cherry; a book of short stories, The World and Other Places; a collection of essays, Art Objects as well as many other works, including children's books, screenplays and journalism. Her writing has won the Whitbread Award for Best First Novel, the John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize, the E. M. Forster Award and the Prix d'argent at Cannes Film Festival.

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Book Info

Publication date

25th May 1995

Author

Jeanette Winterson

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Author's Website

www.jeanettewinterson.com

Publisher

Vintage

Format

Paperback
240 pages

Categories

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780099462316

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