Jean Rhys's writings are examined through the frames of feminist criticism and literary theory, providing close readings of the texts and their language. The book explores the various forms of feminine dissent at work in Jean Rhys's fiction. She is shown to develop an ethics of subversion through resistance to closure, irony, parody and her rewriting of "Jane Eyre". Each novel is treated as a complete aesthetic whole, with substantial references to the short stories, for a further insight into Jean Rhys's fictional universe.
SYLVIE MAUREL is Lecturer in English at the University of Toulouse 2, France. A graduate of Aecole Normale Superieure and of the University of Paris 3, she received her Doctorate degree from the University of Paris 3-Sorbonne Nouvelle. She wrote her Doctorate thesis on the fiction of Jean Rhys.
Acknowledgements Abbreviations and References Introduction Quartet: The 'Authored' Woman After Leaving Mr Mackenzie: 'Between Dog and Wolf' The Ironic Other Voyage in the Dark: 'Two Tunes' Good Morning Midnight: 'Every Word I Say has Chains Round its Ankle' Wide Sargasso Sea: The Woman's Text Bibliography Index
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