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Colonialism and the Modernist Moment in the Early Novels of Jean Rhys.

Author: Carol Dell'Amico
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013.
Series: Studies in major literary authors.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Colonialism and the Modernist Moment in the Early Novels of Jean Rhys explores the postcolonial significance of Rhys's modernist period work, which depicts an urban scene more varied than that found in other canonical representations of the period. Arguing against the view that Rhys comes into her own as a colonial thinker only in the post-WWII period of her career, this study examines the austere insights gained by  Read more...
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Dell'Amico, Carol.
Colonialism and the Modernist Moment in the Early Novels of Jean Rhys.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2013
Named Person: Jean Rhys; Jean Rhys
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Carol Dell'Amico
ISBN: 9781135489007 1135489009
OCLC Number: 862610814
Description: 1 online resource (154 pages).
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contetns; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Introduction; Chapter One. Good Morning, Midnight: Flaneur Novels and the Colonial; Exchange; The Global Exhibition; Resuscitation; Chapter Two. Voyage in the Dark: Unhomely; Chapter Three. Rhys/Deleuze-Rhys/Conrad: After Leaving Mr. Mackenzie, Almayer's Folly, and the Problem of Masochism in Rhys; The Debate; Rhys/Deleuze; III; Chapter Four. Reading Quartet: "Phobic Nationalisms"and a Postcolonial Ethics; Coda; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Studies in major literary authors.

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Colonialism and the Modernist Moment in the Early Novels of Jean Rhys explores the postcolonial significance of Rhys's modernist period work, which depicts an urban scene more varied than that found in other canonical representations of the period. Arguing against the view that Rhys comes into her own as a colonial thinker only in the post-WWII period of her career, this study examines the austere insights gained by Rhys's active cultivation of her fringe status vis-à-vis British social life and artistic circles, where her sharp study of the aporias of marginal lives and the violence of imperi.

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