ISBN-10:
0807845043
ISBN-13:
9780807845042
Pub. Date:
04/17/1995
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Jean Rhys's Historical Imagination: Reading and Writing the Creole / Edition 1

Jean Rhys's Historical Imagination: Reading and Writing the Creole / Edition 1

by Veronica Marie Gregg
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ISBN-13: 9780807845042
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 04/17/1995
Edition description: 1
Pages: 242
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

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

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One of the many strengths of this study is Gregg's thorough archival research into Rhys's unpublished writings, such as her letters, postcards, drafts, and notebooks; Gregg interweaves the insights gained by this research into her analysis of Rhys's evolving West Indian creole identity and uncovers influential cultural and literary theories encoded in Rhys's writings.—Signs



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



I have been, increasingly, intellectually scandalized by feminist readings of Jean Rhys's Wide Sargasso Sea, which, while rightly celebrating its emancipatory stance with respect to gender, remain blind to the brutal nature of its colonizer-Creole eye, and therefore to its anti-Black racism cum classism. Veronica Gregg's very fine study of Jean Rhys's work breaks with this either/or. Its analysis of Rhys's, so to speak, imagining/writing/being Creole groundbreakingly accounts for both sides of the equation.—Sylvia Wynter, Stanford University

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