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Jean Rhys's Historical Imagination By Veronica Marie Gregg

Jean Rhys's Historical Imagination
by Veronica Marie Gregg

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Jean Rhys's Historical Imagination Summary


Jean Rhys's Historical Imagination: Reading and Writing the Creole by Veronica Marie Gregg

As the foremost white West Indian writer of this century and author of the widely acclaimed novel Wide Sargasso Sea , Jean Rhys (1890-1979) has attracted much critical attention, most often from the perspective of gender analysis. Veronica Gregg extends our critical appreciation of Rhys by analyzing the complex relationship between Rhys's identity and the structures of her fiction, and she reveals the ways in which this relationship is connected to the history of British colonization of the West Indies. Gregg focuses on Rhys as a writer--a Creole woman analyzing the question of identity through literary investigations of race, gender, and colonialism. Arguing that history itself can be a site where different narratives collide and compete, she explores Rhys's rewriting of the historical discourses of the West Indies and of European canonical texts, such as Rhys's treatment of Jane Eyre in Wide Sargasso Sea . Gregg's analysis also reveals the precision with which Rhys crafted her work and her preoccupation with writing as performance.

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Jean Rhys's Historical Imagination Reviews


"Very fine study.

Sylvia Wynter, Stanford University"


Gregg . . . provid[es] provocative insights into the work and life of Jean Rhys.

"Choice"


Very fine study.

Sylvia Wynter, Stanford University


Gregg . . . providYes provocative insights into the work and life of Jean Rhys.

"Choice"

About Veronica Marie Gregg


Veronica Marie Gregg is assistant professor of English and comparative literature at the University of Michigan.

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GOR007093305
Jean Rhys's Historical Imagination: Reading and Writing the Creole by Veronica Marie Gregg
Veronica Marie Gregg
Used - Very Good
Paperback
The University of North Carolina Press
1995-04-30
240
0807845043
9780807845042
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