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Jean Rhys (1890–1979)

Autor/a de L'ampla mar dels Sargassos

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Jean Rhys, 1890 - 1979 Writer Jean Rhys was born in Roseau, Dominica, West Indies. Her father was a Welsh doctor and her mother was a Dominican Creole. Her heritage deeply influenced her life as well as her writing. At seventeen, her father sent her to England to attend the Perse School, Cambridge mostra'n més and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. Unfortunately, she was forced to abandon her studies when her father died. Rhys worked as a chorus girl and ghostwrote a book on furniture. During World War I, she volunteered in a soldier canteen and, in 1918, worked in a pension office. In 1919, she went to Holland and married the French-Dutch journalist and songwriter Jean Langlet. They had two children, a daughter and a son who died as an infant. She began writing under the patronage of Ford Madox Ford. Her husband was sentenced to prison for illegal financial transactions. Her affair ended badly with Ford, and her marriage ended in divorce. In 1934, she married Leslie Tilden Smith who died in 1945. Two years later, she married Max Hamer who died in 1966. Rhys lived many years in the West Country, most often in great poverty. In 1927, Rhys' first collection of stories, "The Left Bank and Other Stories," was published. Her first novel, "Quartet" (1928), is considered to be an account of her affair with Ford Madox Ford told through Marya, a young English woman. In "Voyage in the Dark" (1934), the character is a young chorus girl involved with an older lover. She has also written "Good Morning, Midnight" (1939) and "Sleep It Off Lady" (1976) and the internationally acclaimed "Wide Sargasso Sea" (1960). Rhys was made a CBE in 1978 and received the W.H. Smith Award, the Royal Society of Literature Award and an Arts Council Bursart. Rhys died on May 14, 1979 in Exeter. In the same year, her unfinished autobiography "Smile Please" appeared. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
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Obres de Jean Rhys

L'ampla mar dels Sargassos (1966) 8,497 exemplars
Good Morning, Midnight (1939) 1,453 exemplars
Voyage in the Dark (1934) 828 exemplars
After Leaving Mr. Mackenzie (1931) 671 exemplars
Quartet (1928) 666 exemplars
Jean Rhys: The Complete Novels (1985) 331 exemplars
Tigers Are Better-looking (1968) 230 exemplars
Sleep It Off Lady (1976) 221 exemplars
Let Them Call It Jazz (1976) 134 exemplars
Jean Rhys: Letters 1931-1966 (1984) 120 exemplars
Early Novels (1984) 27 exemplars

Obres associades

The Penguin Book of Modern British Short Stories (1989) — Col·laborador — 431 exemplars
Nothing But You: Love Stories From The New Yorker (1997) — Col·laborador — 186 exemplars
Erotica: Women's Writing from Sappho to Margaret Atwood (1990) — Col·laborador — 168 exemplars
The Big New Yorker Book of Cats (2013) — Col·laborador — 134 exemplars
Mistresses of the Dark [Anthology] (1998) — Col·laborador — 122 exemplars
The Penguin Book of Modern Women's Short Stories (1990) — Col·laborador — 100 exemplars
The Virago Book of Ghost Stories: The Twentieth Century, Volume 2 (1991) — Col·laborador — 97 exemplars
Women and Fiction: Volume 2 (1978) — Col·laborador — 73 exemplars
Nightshade: 20th Century Ghost Stories (1999) — Col·laborador — 65 exemplars
The Gender of Modernism: A Critical Anthology (1990) — Col·laborador — 64 exemplars
Indiscreet Journeys: Stories of Women on the Road (1989) — Col·laborador — 59 exemplars
Perversity (1925) — Traductor, algunes edicions57 exemplars
An Omnibus of 20th Century Ghost Stories (1989) — Col·laborador — 45 exemplars
Haunting Women (1988) — Col·laborador — 37 exemplars
The Secret Self: A Century of Short Stories by Women (1995) — Col·laborador — 34 exemplars
Gender in Modernism: New Geographies, Complex Intersections (2007) — Col·laborador — 12 exemplars
Modern Short Stories 2: 1940-1980 (1982) — Col·laborador — 12 exemplars
Penguin Modern Stories 1 (1969) — Col·laborador — 11 exemplars
Demons within, & other disturbing tales (1977) — Col·laborador — 6 exemplars
Wide Sargasso Sea [1993 film] (1993) — Original novel — 5 exemplars
Chill to the Sunlight: Tropical Stories of the Macabre (1978) — Col·laborador — 3 exemplars
早稲田文学増刊 女性号 (2017) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars


Coneixement comú

Nom normalitzat
Rhys, Jean
Nom oficial
Rees William, Ella Gwendolen (meisjesnaam)
Altres noms
Vivienne Gray
Emma Gray
Ella Gray
Data de naixement
Data de defunció
Lloc d'enterrament
St. Matthew's Church Cheriton Fitzpaine, Mid Devon District, Devon, England
País (per posar en el mapa)
United Kingdom
Lloc de naixement
Roseau, Dominica, West Indies
Lloc de defunció
Exeter, Devon, England, UK
Llocs de residència
London, England, UK
Cheriton Fitzpaine, Devon, England, UK
Paris, France
Vienna, Austria
Perse School for Girls, Cambridge
Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
short-story writer
nude model
Williams, William Rees (father)
Williams, Minna (mother)
Lenglet, Willem Johan Marie Jean aka Edouard de Nève (first husband)
Tilden-Smith, Leslie (second husband)
Hamer, Max (third husband)
American Academy of Arts and Letters (Foreign Honorary ∙ Literature ∙ 1979)
Premis i honors
Order of the British Empire (Commander, 1978)
American Academy of Arts and Letters (Foreign Honorary, Literature, 1979)
Biografia breu
Ella Gwendoline Rees Williams wrote under the pseudonym Jean Rhys. She was born to a British-Creole family in the British colony of Dominica in the West Indies, and left the island in 1907. She began publishing her writing in the late 1920s. Her most famous work was Wide Sargasso Sea (1966), which won the W.H. Smith Award and the Heinemann Award. In it, Rhys returned to her frequent themes of conflicting cultures, dominance and dependence. Jean Rhys died in Exeter, Devon, before finishing the autobiography she was working on. The incomplete text appeared posthumously under the title Smile Please (1979).



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