Love: Vintage Minis
How do we love? With romance. With work. Through heartbreak. Throughout a lifetime. As a means, but not an end. Love in all its forms has been an abiding theme of Jeanette Winterson’s writing. Here are selections from her books about that impossible, essential force, s ...more
The Vintage Minis series is a wonderful new project by Penguin. Taken from some of the greatest writers ever, short extracts from novels, stories and essays compose a slim volume dedicated to the themes that turn Literature into a magnificent universe, that drive stories forth, reflecting our lives and feelings. Freedom, Death, L ...more
This beautiful vintage mini, is packed with snippets from Winterson's books, but she is also present as well, if you like. W ...more
I really want to collect the rest of these Vintage Minis, but this has been my favourite one so far.
Full RTC shortly! ...more
I have been in search of a dictionary of love, a vocabulary of it for so long now. I wished to compile one of my own, for my own reference, for placing myself in relation to the objects around me. But when you ...more
Oh , I forgot how refreshing it is to read what others perceive Love !
Will I ever pick up a book written by Winterson ? Absolutely , for this book left me in complete awe and admiration . ...more
'Love' is a collection of book excerpts and commentaries of author Jeanette Winterson, which briefly introduces us to her as a writer, a person and a lover. She takes us through her creative process, her past and how she sees love. Also mentioned: Shakespeare, racism, religion and gender.
I was high-key impressed, even at page 1. In fact, I enjoyed her briefly mentioned ideas so much that I often wished she would e ...more
"So my commitment to story-telling, like my commitment to love,...more
I would say, skip this one.
But the book is mainly her talking about writing her novels. Which is not what I was really interested in. I don't like how it was structured. In some parts I wasn't sure where is the part of the novel and where is she talking about ...more
I don't think there's someone else whose words I've read and have them hit me as much as Winterson's. Or an author whose quest for love to be so absolutely absorbing, understandable and beautiful. ...more
One thing I particularly enjoyed about this one is that unlike other Minis, this one isn't just a collection of extracts from previously-published works. Here, Winterson brings to you the objects of her love — the many books borne of it — and lets you feel and touch what is most tender, or most jarring, about the ...more
This mini collection is a wo ...more
It felt so good to read this book. This was the first time that I read anything from Jeanette Wnterson and I really loved how she approach so many things on the book: God, gender, family and much more because Love is not only a feeling, it is much more and that´s what I loved about "Love". This is a read I recommend to everybody who likes to go deeper on their believes and read other people´s point of view.
"What does it mean to love as a man? What does it mean to love as a woman...more
My problem with this was that it is essentially a book of Winterson explaining her own work. Previous books from this series have literally just been excerpts or short stories but here Winterson's commentary breaks ...more
I’m familiar with most of these works but have only actually read oranges..., but such was the striking story of it at the time, it has a real impact on my life. These analyses weave through the books and narratives, with so many flooring lines quoted along the way. What an author and what a collection in Vintage minis - I shall be tracking down as many of these as I can!
“I’m telling you stories, trust me”
“We do not know our own souls, let alone the souls of othe ...more
I don't even know how to describe this little gem so let me give you a brief "synopsis": Winterson wants to tell us about Love and she does so through little bit and pieces of her previously published work, tied together by some of her own thought and reflections.
Me and Winterson have a very different conception of love but somehow, I managed to feel what she was feeling, what she wanted us to see. Highly recommend you read this while listening to some soft music in the ...more
"How do we love? With romance. With work. Through heartbreak. Throughout a lifetime. As a means, but not an end."
I really like what I've read by Winterson so far, so I found this book very interesting. I also like the concept of t ...more