Jeanette Winterson article 3

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In profile, Jeanette Winterson Jeannette Winterson published her first novel, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, in 1985 at age 26. It  made   her   an   instant   literary   celebrity--and   a   lesbian   hero   too,   after   the   BBC   filmed   her  autobiographical tale. She is an adopted daughter of Pentecostals, and she fights God and Mum as  her lust for other women surfaces.  Six novels and a book of essays later, Winterson is recognized by the British literary establishment as  one of the foremost writers of her generation. Her latest book, Gut Symmetries, proves once again  that she is a grand master of literary style, with a knack for coaxing readers through intricate  philosophical inquiries or historical details only to flatten them with an erotic sucker punch a few lines  later. Yet for all her virtuosity, Winterson is still an outsider to the British press, which seems fixated  on her lesbian life as paraded in long series of real or imagined affairs reported in the tabloid  newspapers.  Speaking from the home deep in the British countryside that she shares with her partner of eight  years   (Peggy   Reynolds,   the   university   professor   to   whom   her   last   four   books   are   dedicated),  Winterson gamely tries to make sense of her notoriety. "In the U.K. these days, everything is  trivialized,"   she   begins.   "Who   you   sleep   with,   how   much   money   you   make.   It's   a   poisonous 
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