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The Passage of Literature: Genealogies of Modernism in Conrad, Rhys, and Pramoedya

Christopher GoGwilt

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199751624
eISBN:
9780199866199
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751624.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book reevaluates twentieth-century literature and culture by studying the interrelations between English, Creole, and Indonesian formations of literary modernism. Each modernist formation is ... More


The Repetitive Formation of English Modernism: Jean Rhys, Ford Madox Ford, and the Memory of Joseph Conrad

Christopher GoGwilt

in The Passage of Literature: Genealogies of Modernism in Conrad, Rhys, and Pramoedya

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199751624
eISBN:
9780199866199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751624.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Chapter 3 studies the formation of English modernism around the founding of Ford Madox Ford's two reviews, The English Review in 1908 and the transatlantic review in 1924, tracing the relation ... More


Jean Rhys's Francophone English and the Creole “Impasse” of Modernity

Christopher GoGwilt

in The Passage of Literature: Genealogies of Modernism in Conrad, Rhys, and Pramoedya

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199751624
eISBN:
9780199866199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751624.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Framed by a comparative study of Rhys's Good Morning, Midnight and Conrad's The Shadow-Line, Chapter 4 examines the problem of interior space that links Rhys's urban topography, Conrad's sea ... More


The Return of the Native: Jean Rhys and the Caribs (1936)

Peter Hulme

in Remnants of Conquest: The Island Caribs and their Visitors, 1877-1998

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112150
eISBN:
9780191670688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112150.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Jean Rhys's knowledge is intricately connected with her ‘old’ and ‘complicated’ feeling about the Caribs. Only once did that ‘complicated feeling’ confront the Caribs themselves, a visit to the ... More


The Coterie as Commodity: Huxley, Lawrence, Rhys, and the Business of Revenge

Sean Latham

in The Art of Scandal: Modernism, Libel Law, and the Roman à Clef

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195379990
eISBN:
9780199869053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379990.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The continuing expansion of the mass media in the 20th century, and particularly the emergence of mass-mediated celebrity culture, meant that an ever-growing audience imagined they had access to even ... More


The Linguistic-Literary Coordinates of English, Creole, and Indonesian Modernism

Christopher GoGwilt

in The Passage of Literature: Genealogies of Modernism in Conrad, Rhys, and Pramoedya

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199751624
eISBN:
9780199866199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751624.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Chapter 1 defines the sense of modernism used in the book and outlines the linguistic-literary coordinates of English, Creole, and Indonesian modernisms. It frames the study to come in terms of the ... More


Jean Rhys: West Indian intellectual

Helen Carr

in West Indian Intellectuals in Britain

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719064746
eISBN:
9781781700426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719064746.003.0005
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter addresses in what sense Jean Rhys could be called a West Indian. Three of her first four novels, and many of her short stories, are placed in Europe, and have heroines with no apparent ... More


Creole Legacies in Rhys's Wide Sargasso Sea and Pramoedya's This Earth of Mankind

Christopher GoGwilt

in The Passage of Literature: Genealogies of Modernism in Conrad, Rhys, and Pramoedya

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199751624
eISBN:
9780199866199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751624.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Chapter 5 compares Rhys's use of the stereotype of the Creole heiress in Wide Sargasso Sea with Pramoedya's use of a similar stereotype in This Earth of Mankind. The chapter situates this stereotype ... More


Jean Rhys: Left Bank Modernist as Postcolonial Intellectual

Peter J. Kalliney

in Commonwealth of Letters: British Literary Culture and the Emergence of Postcolonial Aesthetics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199977970
eISBN:
9780199346189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199977970.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, Criticism/Theory

Chapter Seven examines the evolution of Jean Rhys's long and unusual career. In the 1920s and 30s, Rhys was a typical member of the expatriate artist community of the Left Bank. In the 1940s and 50s, ... More


Island: Rhys, Kincaid, and the Myth of Insular Sovereignty

Jon Hegglund

in World Views: Metageographies of Modernist Fiction

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199796106
eISBN:
9780199932771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796106.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, World Literature

This chapter considers fictional representations of the scale of the island, in particular the islands of the Caribbean treated in Jean Rhys' novel Wide Sargasso Sea and Jamaica Kincaid's essay A ... More


The Impasse of Pleasure: Patrick Hamilton and Jean Rhys

Laura Frost

in The Problem with Pleasure: Modernism and Its Discontents

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152723
eISBN:
9780231526463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152723.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explores pleasure—of an idiosyncratic texture—as a dominant theme in the interwar fictions of Patrick Hamilton and Jean Rhys. It considers how Hamilton and Rhys deploy several common ... More


Jean Rhys and drunken consciousness (1929–1939)

Steven Earnshaw

in The existential drinker

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780719099618
eISBN:
9781526141934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099618.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Jean Rhys published four novels which have female protagonists who all drink at levels beyond those regarded as socially acceptable: Quartet (1929), After Leaving Mr Mackenzie (1930), Voyage in the ... More


Conformity and Idiosyncrasy: Jean Rhys

Vike Martina Plock

in Modernism, Fashion and Interwar Women Writers

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474427418
eISBN:
9781474434607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474427418.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

By looking at Jean Rhys’s ‘Left Bank’ fiction (Quartet, After Leaving Mr Mackenzie, Good Morning, Midnight, ‘Illusion’, ‘Mannequin’), this chapter investigates how new operational procedures such as ... More


Jean Rhys and the Fiction of Failed Reciprocity

Rebecca Colesworthy

in Returning the Gift: Modernism and the Thought of Exchange

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198778585
eISBN:
9780191823893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198778585.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Jean Rhys’s second novel, After Leaving Mr Mackenzie, focuses on a woman who is dependent on others for charity and all but excluded from the social contract at an historical moment when the ... More


‘From Black to Red’: Jean Rhys’s Use of Dress in Wide Sargasso Sea

Maroula Joannou

in Jean Rhys: Twenty-First-Century Approaches

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474402194
eISBN:
9781474422260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402194.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This essay discusses the cultural work performed by dress in Wide Sargasso Sea which is largely to situate the white creole woman within European racial hierarchies. Drawing on both fashion theory ... More


‘The feelings are always mine’: Chronic Shame and Humiliated Rage in Jean Rhys’s Fiction

Patricia Moran

in Jean Rhys: Twenty-First-Century Approaches

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474402194
eISBN:
9781474422260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402194.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

In an interview with Mary Cantwell in 1975, Jean Rhys denied that her fiction was thinly veiled autobiography, although, she added, “the feelings are always mine.” This essay argues that many of the ... More


Intimate and Global: Ethical Domains from Woolf to Rhys

Jessica Berman

in Modernist Commitments: Ethics, Politics, and Transnational Modernism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231149518
eISBN:
9780231520393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231149518.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter examines the ethical domains emanating from the works of Virginia Woolf and Jean Rhys. It argues that Woolf's Orlando (1928), To the Lighthouse (1927), Mrs Dalloway (1925), and Three ... More


Jean Rhys’s Environmental Language: Oppositions, Dialogues and Silences

Elaine Savory

in Jean Rhys: Twenty-First-Century Approaches

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474402194
eISBN:
9781474422260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402194.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Postcolonial ecocriticism is a new and rapidly growing field, characterized by a consciousness of the simultaneous depredation of subordinated people and land both during and after formal colonialism ... More


‘Upholstered Ghosts’: Jean Rhys’s Posthuman Imaginary

Erica L. Johnson

in Jean Rhys: Twenty-First-Century Approaches

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474402194
eISBN:
9781474422260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402194.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Each of Jean Rhys’s novels written during the modernist period presents a world in which her female protagonists are besieged by poverty, exile, loneliness, and abasement at the hands of men and ... More


Jean Rhys: Twenty-First-Century Approaches

Erica Johnson and Patricia Moran (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474402194
eISBN:
9781474422260
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402194.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Jean Rhys (1890-1979) is the author of five novels and over seventy short stories. The essays collected in Jean Rhys: Twenty-First-Century Approaches demonstrate Rhys’s centrality to modernism and ... More


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