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23.2.13

Linda Grant on Jean Rhys

Extract from The Guardian column that celebrates personal literary heroes
Jean Rhys
Linda Grant (The Guardian) shares her passion for the writer Jean Rhys: 'Rhys is mainly known for her novel Wide Sargasso Sea, a retelling of Jane Eyre from the perspective of the mad wife in the attic, and I scandalised an audience at the British Library a few years ago by claiming it was a greater novel than Charlotte Brontë's. Rhys in recent years has most often been seen her in the context of post-colonial writing, but it was the novels written and set in Paris in the 1930s that chilled me to the bone.' [Read More]

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