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One of the few available book-length studies of Jeanette Winterson's texts, "I'm Telling You Stories ": Jeanette Winterson and the Politics of Reading is an intellectually-exhilarating collection of essays by several distinguished scholars, most of whom currently teach in the United Kingdom. Attempting to place Winterson's texts within a broader cultural backdrop, the essays, for the most part, brilliantly succeed. The collection is divided into two sections, the first being "The Politics of Reading and Writing," which contains essays generally dealing with Winterson's works. The second section, "Sexing the Text," is composed of four essays which approach Winterson's works from a specifically lesbian viewpoint. Tess Cosslett's "Intertextuality in Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit: The Bible, Malory, and Jane Eyre" reads Winterson's initial novel not only against the three works in its title, but also against Cynthia Ozick's Ruth, Marion Zimmer Bradley's The Mists of Avalon and Jean Rhys's Wide Sargasso Sea. Cosslett reads Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit as a text which "pirates" from other narratives so as to create a new, liberated project (p. 16). Despite the plethora of works Cosslett considers in her essay, her cross-readings prove effective. Cosslett's close reading of Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit is insightful, especially when she notes how Winterson's text is unlike the novels by Ozick, Bradley, and Rhys: Winterson tells her own story, whereas the latter authors re-tell previous stories, albeit with more commiserating insights. Praising Winterson and Ozick for their autobiographical narratives, Cosslett notes that writers such as Bradley and Rhys who take earlier narratives as the "reality" of their own narratives risk becoming constrained by these same earlier texts (p. 19). As an example, Cosslett notes that despite Bradley's feminist slant on the Arthurian legend, Bradley is in thrall to it, treating the legend as history, a story whose plot is "necessarily tragic, that must end with the dispossession of the women" (p. 22). Lynne's Pearce's memoiresque "The Emotional Politics of Reading Winterson" is a disappointing recount of her experiences reading Winterson's texts, especially Written on the Body. Despite Pearce's repeated references to Roland Barthes, the essay crazily meanders, and although the reader gains information about Pearce's thought processes (the endnotes for the essay contain references to at least five of Pearce's other publications) and Pearce's feelings about Winterson