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Jean Rhys

  • Authors
  • Sylvie Maurel
Textbook

Part of the Women Writers book series (WW)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Sylvie Maurel
    Pages 1-9
  3. Sylvie Maurel
    Pages 10-26
  4. Sylvie Maurel
    Pages 51-80
  5. Sylvie Maurel
    Pages 81-101
  6. Sylvie Maurel
    Pages 128-166
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 167-182

About this book

Introduction

Jean Rhys' writings are examined through the frames of feminist criticism and literary theory, providing close readings of the texts and their language. The book explores the various forms of feminine dissent at work in Jean Rhys' fiction. She is shown to develop an ethics of subversion through resistance to closure, irony, parody and her daring rewriting of Jane Eyre. Each novel is treated as a complete aesthetic whole, with substantial references to the short stories, for a more penetrating insight into Jean Rhys' fictional universe.

Keywords

Close reading feminism fiction literary theory novel

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-349-27006-4
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1998
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-68394-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-27006-4
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