Rethinking love as passion – Geoff Boucher on Winterson

Geoff Boucher has recently published on Jeanette Winterson’s gothic fictions, including The Daylight Gate and Frankissstein, as well as The Gap of Time, in Literature. (

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Below is an extract from the abstract…

…The Daylight Gate, critically revises a set of Romantic themes first broached in The Passion, exposing and interrogating the fantasy scenario at the centre of romantic love. This narrative about magic and the devil explores the ambivalence of passion as possession—diabolical and contractual—before using this to critique the desire for transcendence implied by “undying love”, … read more here.