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The Resource Art objects : essays on ecstasy and effrontery, Jeanette Winterson

Art objects : essays on ecstasy and effrontery, Jeanette Winterson

Label
Art objects : essays on ecstasy and effrontery
Title
Art objects
Title remainder
essays on ecstasy and effrontery
Statement of responsibility
Jeanette Winterson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Jeanette Winterson argues in this collection for the importance of art in all our lives. In ten intertwined essays, the acclaimed author of such recent novels as Written on the Body and Art & Lies proposes art as an active force in the world - neither elitist nor remote, available to those who want it and affecting even those who don't
  • An act of courage and effrontery, a uniquely human endeavor that defies time and differences, art offers new realities, emotions and worlds to anyone prepared to meet the demands it places on us. Art objects to the lie that life is small, fragmented and mean. Art objects to the myth of inevitable decay. Winterson's eloquent vision of objecting, transforming, exuberant art is presented in pieces on painting, autobiography, style and the future of fiction. She also declares her admiration for Modernism and examines the writing of Virginia Woolf, T.S. Eliot and Gertrude Stein. More personally, she confronts the current fascination with the writer's life or sexuality instead of the work itself, and describes her relationship to her own fiction
Cataloging source
DLC
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1959-
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Winterson, Jeanette
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Winterson, Jeanette
  • Woolf, Virginia
  • Winterson, Jeanette
  • Woolf, Virginia
  • Women and literature
  • Aesthetics, Modern
  • Aesthetics
  • Aesthetics, Modern
  • Women and literature
Label
Art objects : essays on ecstasy and effrontery, Jeanette Winterson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : J. Cape, 1995
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • pt. 3.
  • Ecstasy and energy:
  • The semiotics of sex.
  • The psychometry of books.
  • Imagination and reality.
  • Art & life.
  • A work of my own
  • pt. 1.
  • Art objects
  • pt. 2.
  • Transformation:
  • Writer, reader, words.
  • Testimony against Gertrude Stein.
  • A gift of wings (with reference to Orlando).
  • A veil of words (with reference to The waves)
Control code
ocm32891334
Dimensions
19 cm
Edition
First American edition
Extent
192 pages
Isbn
9780679446446
Lccn
95033215
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Art objects : essays on ecstasy and effrontery, Jeanette Winterson
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : J. Cape, 1995
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • pt. 3.
  • Ecstasy and energy:
  • The semiotics of sex.
  • The psychometry of books.
  • Imagination and reality.
  • Art & life.
  • A work of my own
  • pt. 1.
  • Art objects
  • pt. 2.
  • Transformation:
  • Writer, reader, words.
  • Testimony against Gertrude Stein.
  • A gift of wings (with reference to Orlando).
  • A veil of words (with reference to The waves)
Control code
ocm32891334
Dimensions
19 cm
Edition
First American edition
Extent
192 pages
Isbn
9780679446446
Lccn
95033215
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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