The Collected Short Stories

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1992 - 403 halaman
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"Reading such stories as a group . . . can be overwhelming. Yet it is precisely this intense immersion in experience that is the essence of Rhys' art. The force of her stories lies in the fusion of elegant prose with an uncanny penetration of the darker reaches of the soul."—Washington Post Book World
 

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I had removed a bunch of my Goodreads reviews and then when I re-added some books, I never added back the inside texts, like with this book's review. What I think are the standout stories in this ... Baca ulasan lengkap

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Illusion
1
From a French Prison
10
Tout Montparnasse and a Lady
16
In the Luxemburg Gardens
27
Trio
34
Hunger
42
In the Rue de IArrivee
50
The Blue Bird
60
Tigers Are BetterLooking
176
Outside the Machine
189
The Lotus
210
The Sound of the River
236
Temps Perdi
256
Pioneers Oh Pioneers
275
The Bishops Feast
291
Overture and Beginners Please
312

The Grey Day
66
At the Villa dOr
73
La Grosse Fifi
79
Vienne
94
Till September Petronella
125
The Day They Burned the Books
151
On Not Shooting Sitting Birds
328
The Chevalier of the Place Blanche
341
Rapunzel Rapunzel
361
Sleep It Off Lady
375
Kismet
389
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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 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.

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