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Jean Rhys : a study of the short fiction

Author: Cheryl Alexander Malcolm; David Malcolm
Publisher: New York : Twayne Publishers ; London : Prentice Hall International, ©1996.
Series: Twayne's studies in short fiction, no. 61.
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With Jean Rhys: A Study of the Short Fiction, Cheryl Alexander Malcolm and David Malcolm provide the first full-length critical analysis of Rhys's contributions to the short story genre. Maintaining that Rhys's overriding interest was the outsider - "the underdog, the normally silenced, the excluded, the ignored"--The Malcolms examine the stories from the perspective of this motif. Selected stories - among them  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Jean Rhys; Jean Rhys; Jean Rhys; Jean Rhys
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cheryl Alexander Malcolm; David Malcolm
ISBN: 0805708553 9780805708554
OCLC Number: 32822688
Description: xix, 144 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. The Short Fiction. Jean Rhys's Art of the Short Story. Outsiders/Insiders. In England. The Colonies --
pt. 2. The Writer. From The Letters of Jean Rhys. David Plante's Conversations with Jean Rhys --
pt. 3. The Critics. Conrad Aiken. New Statesman, 30 April 1927. Times Literary Supplement, 5 May 1927. Ford Madox Ford. Francis Hope. Publishers Weekly, 26 August 1974. Diane Johnson. Robert Leiter. George Stade. Susannah Clapp. Nick Totton. Rayner Heppenstall. Paul Piazza. Molly Hite. Veronica Marie Gregg. Laura Niesen de Abruna. Linda Bamber. Nancy J. Leigh. Coral Ann Howells.
Series Title: Twayne's studies in short fiction, no. 61.
Responsibility: Cheryl Alexander Malcolm, David Malcolm.

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With Jean Rhys: A Study of the Short Fiction, Cheryl Alexander Malcolm and David Malcolm provide the first full-length critical analysis of Rhys's contributions to the short story genre. Maintaining that Rhys's overriding interest was the outsider - "the underdog, the normally silenced, the excluded, the ignored"--The Malcolms examine the stories from the perspective of this motif. Selected stories - among them "Illusion," "Mannequin," and "Let Them Call It Jazz" - are given in-depth treatment, as are the heretofore neglected technical aspects of Rhys's work: narration, style, plot, action, and setting.

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