Rhys, Jean

About Jean Rhys

Biography (Encyclopædia Britannica)



Millar, Eloise. "Wide Sargasso Sea." The Guardian, 24 Sep. 2007



Burton, Peter. "Jean Rhys." The Transatlantic Review, no. 36, 1970



Warren, Michelle R. "'The Last Syllable of Modernity'." Postmedieval, vol. 6, no. 1, 2015

Ashworth, Rebecca. "Writing Gender, Re-writing Nation: [Rhys's] Wide Sargasso Sea, [Kincaid's] Annie John, [Brodber's] Jane and Louise Will Soon Come Home, and Myal." The Routledge Companion to Anglophone Caribbean Literature, Bucknor and Donnell (eds.), 2011

Maurel, Sylvie. "Across the Wide Sargasso Sea: Jean Rhys's Revision of Charlotte Bronte's Eurocentric Gothic." La Clé des Langues, 23 Jun. 2009

Williams-Wanquet, Eileen. "Jean Rhys's Wide Sargasso Sea: From the Meshes of the Sargasso to Subversive Countersignature." Revue Angliciste de La Réunion, no. 28, 2007

Rosenberg, Leah Reade. “’Fishy Waters’: Jean Rhys and West Indian Writing before 1940.” Nationalism and the Formation of Caribbean Literature, Rosenberg (ed.), 2007

Bryce, Jane. "'That is not for beke.' Global Versus Local in Two Film Versions of Sargasso." Domonica Festival and Conference, 2004

Morgan, Paula. "A Tall Far Island Floating in Cobalt Paint: Race and Displacement in Rhys's Fiction." Domonica Festival and Conference, 2004

Ciolkowski, Laura E. "Navigating the Wide Sargasso Sea: Colonial History, English Fiction and British Empire." Twentieth Century Literature, vol. 43, no. 3, 1997 

Kendrick, Robert. "Edward Rochester and the Margins of Masculinity in Jane Eyre and White Sargasso Sea." Papers on Language and Literature, vol. 30, no. 3, 1994

Raiskin, Judith. "Jean Rhys: Creole Writing and Strategies of Reading." ARIEL, vol. 22, no. 4, 1991

Hawthorne, Evelyn. "'Persistence of Colonial Memory': Jean Rhys's Carib Texts and Imperial Historiography." ARIEL, vol. 32, no. 3, 1991



Autobiography/Life Writing

Smile Please: An Unfinished Autobiography (1979)



Wide Sargasso Sea (1966)

Good Morning, MIdnight (1939)

Voyage in the Dark (1934)

After Leaving Mr. Mackenzie (1931)

Postures (1928)


Short Story Collections

Let Them Call It Jazz (1995)

Tales of the Wide Caribbean (1985)

Sleep It off Lady (1976)

My Day: Three Pieces (1975)

Tigers Are Better-Looking (1968)

The Left Bank and Other Stories (1927)


Audio and Audiovisual Material

Jean Rhys Interview. BBC Radio 4, 22 Apr. 2003