3 thoughts on “The Stone Gods ~ Jeanette Winterson

  1. Just yesterday, I read the first of Christmas Days: 12 Stories and 12 Feasts for 12 Days by Jeanette Winterson, an offbeat Xmas gift from a certain English prof son. Now this. Makes me think she’s known in certain ivory towers previously beyond my ken but not my kin. hmmmmm…

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    • The book this is from is about a “repeating world” and how humans tend to destroy ourselves/resources. It fit really well with my “Remix” literature class a couple of falls ago. It has some pretty strange sexual situations (some including robots), but has excellent things to say about stories and their roles in our lives.

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  2. One of my favorite such sayings (paraphrased from memory) is from K Vonnegut: Art doesn’t imitate life; life imitates art. The reason there’s so much violence in the world is that killing someone off is a great, easy way to end a short story.

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