Art Objects. Essays on Ecstasy and Effrontery – Jeanette Winterson – Quotes

Art takes time. To spend an hour looking at a painting is difficult. The public gallery experience is one that encourages art at a trot. The average reader (and we must remember that the average reader does not exist before the late nineteenth century) is a product of modern schooling and conservative taste. T be …

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Art Objects. Essays on Ecstasy and Effrontery – Jeanette Winterson

I do love the title of this book, with its subtle double meaning that is accentuated more and more in every single essay. This book is a collection of ten essays by Winterson on art, writing, reading, creating and collecting. To be honest, I expected it to be more focused on art in the classic …

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Gay’s the Word – 12 bookshops for 12 months – October

Gay's the Word was my third stop in October bookshop-crawl, it was not a planned one either, it just happened to be on the way from Judd Books to Atlantis. It was definitely less crowded than Judd Books, more like Housmans, just with a different theme. The bookshelves again were beautifully curated, focusing on LGBTQ …

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Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit – Jeanette Winterson

I probably already mentioned in five other posts how I bought Why Be Happy if You Could be Normal? by complete accident and absolutely fell in love with this book. A logical consequence of that had to be reading Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit. It took me almost two years but finally I made the step. …

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