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Jean Rhys by Elaine Savory
Book DescriptionJean Rhys has long been central to debates in feminist, modernist, Caribbean, British and postcolonial writing. Elaine Savory's study, first published in 1999, incorporates and modifies previous critical approaches and is a critical reading of Rhys's entire oeuvre, including the stories and autobiography, and is informed by Rhys's own manuscripts. Designed both for the serious scholar on Rhys and those unfamiliar with her writing, Savory's book insists on the importance of a Caribbean-centred approach to Rhys, and shows how this context profoundly affects her literary style. Informed by contemporary arguments on race, gender, class and nationality, Savory explores Rhys's stylistic innovations - her use of colours, her exploitation of the trope of performance, her experiments with creative non-fiction and her incorporation of the metaphysical into her texts. This study offers a comprehensive account of the life and work of this most complex and enigmatic of writers.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521033619
(216mm x 138mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Elaine Savory
Cambridge Introduction to Jean Rhys, Paperback (April 2009)
A student-friendly guide to the life, work, context and reception of the author of Wide Sargasso Sea.
Jean Rhys, Hardback (March 1999)» View all books by Elaine Savory
A critical reading of Rhys's entire oeuvre, including the stories and autobiography, informed by Rhys's own manuscripts and first published in 1999.
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