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Gut Symmetries

Winterson Jeanette

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ISBN 10: 1862070008 / ISBN 13: 9781862070004
Verlag: Granta Books, London, 1997
Gebraucht Zustand: Very Good Hardcover
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Granta Books 1997; Good to very good in dust jacket; 219 pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 17821

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Titel: Gut Symmetries

Verlag: Granta Books, London

Erscheinungsdatum: 1997

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand:Very Good

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good

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Set on board the "QE2", and in New York and Liverpool, this story welds together sex and sciencee into a celebration of love in all its frailty, confusion and excess. Jeanette Winterson is the author of "Oranges Isn't the Only Fruit" and a collection of essays, "Art Objects".

Review:

Physics seems to have become the new language of love in the 1990s, and Jeanette Winterson is not the first writer to make a major character a physicist. Jonathan Lethem mined similar territory earlier this year in his delightful book, As She Climbed Across the Table, and now Winterson enters the lists with not one, but two physicists populating the pages of her equally wonderful book, Gut Symmetries. If you think about it, physics does make a good metaphor for love, encompassing as it does the principles of attraction, the exchange of energy, and unification. At the center of this meditation on "the intelligence of the universe" and "the stupidity of humankind" are Jove, a married physicist; Alice, a single physicist who becomes his mistress; and Stella, Jove's wife and later, Alice's lover. They meet on the QE2 and from there the three participants in the story take turns telling their versions of it.

Gut Symmetries is a collage of memories, snippets of scientific theory, meditations on abstract concepts like truth, and the events surrounding Jove, Alice, and Stella's affair. This is a book that demands your attention, jumping as it does from one seemingly tangential topic to another; but whereas physics still seeks a grand unification theory (GUT) to explain how everything in the universe fits together, Winterson actually finds one of her own in this satisfyingly complete fictional world.

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