Feb 062013

As I read Oranges are not the only fruit with my students this semester, we watched excerpts of this filmed portrait of Jeanette Winterson. It’s a fascinating documentary, worth its 1:14 mns, and showing us Winterson as we’ve imagined her when reading Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? As one of my students remarked it is striking to hear / see that she talks the way she writes. There is only one stream of Winterson’s words, she is what she writes, one long story, that she keeps telling herself, allowing us to listen…

“Imagine: Jeanette Winterson – My Monster and me…” a documentary  by Alan Yentob shown on  BBC1, December 4, 2012.

[the title of this post is a quote from the documentary,  happening at about the 28 mn mark]