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by Jeanette Winterson


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Remember you must die’. Known point in the darkness. As an apprentice to lighthousekeeping my duties were as follows

Remember you must die’. As an apprentice to lighthousekeeping my duties were as follows: Cliff-perched, wind-cleft, Tell me a story, Pew.

Jeanette Winterson is one of the most extraordinary and original writers of her generation and this shows her at her lyrical best.

Lighthouse keeping is an unpretentious novel but full of a subtle narrative and deep characters had made that this book . I don't care what anybody says, nobody writes like Jeanette Winterson

I recommend it to all those readers who like diving into simple stories, almost like a fairy tale, but full of subtleties, fuzzy feelings, and subtle thoughts. I don't care what anybody says, nobody writes like Jeanette Winterson. I have read quite a few books from Winterson now, and I can safely say she is certainly one of my favourite authors. Even at times where I lost track of the plot a little and I trailed off course, I still enjoyed the writing. It is powerful and mystifying and it's like just a mere sentence from this author, can speak to my soul.

by Jeanette Winterson. Taken in September 2010.

Read Lighthousekeeping, by Jeanette Winterson online on Bookmate . An orphaned girl is held spellbound by the tales of a lighthouse keeper on the Scottish coast, in a novel by the Costa Award-winning author of The Passion.

Read Lighthousekeeping, by Jeanette Winterson online on Bookmate – An orphaned girl is held spellbound by the tales of a lighthouse keeper on the Scottish coast, in a novel by the Costa Award-winni. After her mother is literally swept away by the savage winds off the Atlantic coast of Salts, Scotland, never to be seen again, the orphaned Silver is feeling particularly unmoored.

Dark was walking along the beach. The moon was new, and laid on her back, as though she had been blown over by the wind that gusted the sand round his boots. The moon was new, and laid on her back, as though she had been blown over by the wind that gusted the sand round his boots ught he saw the figure of Pew in the glass of the light. There was going to be a storm. His fiftieth birthday. When Robert Louis Stevenson had asked if he might visit him, Dark had been pleased. They would go to the lighthouse, and then Dark would show him the famous fossil cave.

Jeanette Winterson sets Lighthousekeeping in a vertiginous seaside town where the yearning for stability . there are lit-up moments, and the rest is dark'.

Jeanette Winterson sets Lighthousekeeping in a vertiginous seaside town where the yearning for stability meets the restless motion of a troubled world there are lit-up moments, and the rest is dark'. Silver is apprenticed to the blind, Homeric lighthousekeeper Pew, who can see all of time, and his instruction to Silver echoes EM Forster's to 'only connect'. To do this, she must learn the lighthouse's stories, for the universe is not to be found in a grain of sand but in these flashes of light, each holding a story healing broken human connection.

In Lighthousekeeping, Jeanette Winterson's metaphors have altogether .

The novel concentrates the worst qualities of her writing. No doubt many of Winterson's devoted fans will be kept happy by the familiar elements in Lighthousekeeping. The rest of us will keep hoping she will find some better way of expressing her prodigious talent. Robert Hanks, Sunday Telegraph. It is also a tribute to Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse: both books are narrative experiments driven by the desire to find love and meaning to compensate for loss.

Jeanette Winterson is one of the most extraordinary and original writers of her generation, and this shows her at. .Winterson’s prodigious talent brings the book alive’ Evening Standard.

Jeanette Winterson is one of the most extraordinary and original writers of her generation, and this shows her at her lyrical best. The importance of stories, the urge to create ourselves through stories, is one of Winterson’s abiding themes, along with the supremacy, the redemptive power of love’ Daily Telegraph. A beginning a middle and an end is the proper way to tell a story but I have difficulty with that method.

An orphaned girl is held spellbound by the tales of a lighthouse keeper on the Scottish coast, in a novel by the Costa Award-winning author of The Passion. I love how Winterson segments the narrative (or partial narrative, really), but there were spots that I just groaned and groaned.

Lighthousekeeping tells the tale of Silver ("My mother called me Silver. I was born part precious metal, part pirate."), an orphaned girl who is taken in by blind Mr. Pew, the mysterious and miraculously old keeper of a lighthouse on the Scottish coast. Pew tells Silver stories of Babel Dark, a nineteenth-century clergyman. Dark lived two lives: a public one mired in darkness and deceit and a private one bathed in the light of passionate love. For Silver, Dark's life becomes a map through her own darkness, into her own story, and, finally, into love. One of the most original and extraordinary writers of her generation, Jeanette Winterson has created a modern fable about the transformative power of storytelling.

Comments: (7)

Landaron
While I sometimes enjoyed Lighthousekeeping, the novel has a serious case of “literary-itis.” The author appears willing to sacrifice any real sense of a plot or overall story structure in favor of poetic jags of pretty-sounding but confusing narrative. The three interwoven storylines here jump back and forth between centuries, centering around the lighthouse of the title, but also following the main characters as they go elsewhere. The life journey of Mr. Dark was especially hard to grasp; the passages telling his story are as much about his thoughts and emotions as they are about his experiences or what happens. Reading this book was something like trying to keep the water cupped in your hands from leaking away... and if that didn’t quite make sense, you’ve got a bit of an idea of how Lighthousekeeping goes.
Beazekelv
""Some people say that the best stories have no words. They weren't brought up to Lighthousekeeping. It is true that words drop away, and that the important things are often left unsaid. The important things are learned in faces, in gestures, not in our locked tongues. The true things are too big or too small, or in any case always the wrong size to fit the template called language." ~ Jeanette Winterson

This author has written some wonderful books. This is one of her best. It's so beautifully written that it takes one's breath. It's about several love stories, none with beginnings, none with ends, all of which intersect and intertwine. The storytelling moves between past to future to present, inconsistently, but the reader is never lost.

Loved the way something is mentioned in one segment (the moon, an emerald and ruby pin, or fossils, for example), and the way that thing comes up again later. This is literature at its very best, writing at its very best, storytelling at its very best, and the art of crafting of all these things together at its very best. This author is inventive, creative, imaginative, and eloquent and reading her is a luscious delight!
Sha
I have read this book so many times it feels like the story is my own, but I get something new from it each time. I love the stories, the lessons, and the love so much. I hope you enjoy it too.
riki
This is an extraordinary novel, a lesson in devotion that touches the heart.
Ganthisc
This is one of those magical stories, beautifully written, that you treasure! I read the entire book on a short plane trip and read it again after a few weeks. I will probably read it again like an old friend. Jeannette Winterson can touch a chord in every person with her amazing ability to weave a story from a few words, and leave you knowing that we all have an infinite number of stories inside of us.
Kirizan
Difficult, inside out storytelling,past present future, images more important than plot. Don't try to follow, just let it wash over you like surf.
Peles
I have bought this book three times because I love it so much and am desperate to get back that reading-it-for-the-first-time experience. This is one of my all-time favorites.
This is one of the strangest books I’ve read in a while but I did want to finish it. Some lessons & thought provoking messages.
Lighthousekeeping Pa download epub
Humanities
Author: Jeanette Winterson
ISBN: 0156032899
Category: Other
Subcategory: Humanities
Language: English
Publisher: Harvest Books; First edition (April 3, 2006)
Pages: 232 pages