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Art & Lies A Piece for Three Voices and a Bawd

by Jeanette Winterson

Art & Lies A Piece for Three Voices and a Bawd Synopsis

'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?

Art & Lies A Piece for Three Voices and a Bawd Press Reviews

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 * 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 * Literary Review *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780099598282
Publication date: 1st September 2014
Author: Jeanette Winterson
Publisher: Vintage an imprint of Vintage Publishing
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 240 pages
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

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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