Colloques & Conferences de l'Universite Lyon 2, "Rewriting / Reprising" - La reprise en litterature

Lighthousekeeping or How to Invent a Story Already Written

DiPaola pascale

Dernière modification: 2007-07-02


Before the publication of Lighthousekeeping, Winterson said that her eighth novel would mark the beginning of a new cycle[1]. Many will feel perhaps, that with her story of Silver the orphan, she has in fact gone right back to the beginning and completely reinvented her first novel Oranges are not the Only Fruit. For no contemporary British writer gives us more than she does the impression that writing is rewriting, and that rewriting is not so much a matter of taking up something old and making it new as of continuing to write what cannot be contained within the confines of one single piece; no one blurs so much the limits between one piece of work and another, whether this work be signed by herself or by others.

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