Wide Sargasso Sea

Wide Sargasso Sea
Author: Jean Rhys
Publsiher: Penguin Books
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2016-10-06
ISBN 10: 9780241281901
ISBN 13: 0241281903
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wide Sargasso Sea Book Review:

A gorgeous clothbound edition of Jean Rhys's great masterpiece of desire and madness in the Caribbean, published for the novel's fiftieth anniversary. Born into the oppressive, colonialist society of 1930s Jamaica, white Creole heiress Antoinette Cosway meets a young Englishman who is drawn to her innocent beauty and sensuality. After their marriage, however, disturbing rumours begin to circulate which poison her husband against her. Caught between his demands and her own precarious sense of belonging, Antoinette is inexorably driven towards madness, and her husband into the arms of another novel's heroine. This classic study of betrayal, a seminal work of postcolonial literature, is Jean Rhys's brief, beautiful masterpiece. This anniversary edition includes a new appendix featuring letters, photographs and manuscript pages from the novel's first publication in 1966. 'She took one of the works of genius of the nineteenth century and turned it inside-out to create one of the works of genius of the twentieth century' Michele Roberts, The Times

Wide Sargasso Sea

Wide Sargasso Sea
Author: Jean Rhys
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 189
Release: 1977
ISBN 10: 9780393352566
ISBN 13: 0393352560
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wide Sargasso Sea Book Review:

Beautiful and wealthy Antoinette Cosway's passionate love for an English aristocrat threatens to destroy her idyllic West Indian island existence and her very life.

Wide Sargasso Sea

Wide Sargasso Sea
Author: Jean Rhys
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 189
Release: 1992
ISBN 10: 9780393308808
ISBN 13: 0393308804
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wide Sargasso Sea Book Review:

Beautiful and wealthy Antoinette Cosway's passionate love for an English aristocrat threatens to destroy her idyllic West Indian island existence and her very life

Wide Sargasso Sea

Wide Sargasso Sea
Author: Jean Rhys
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 189
Release: 1977
ISBN 10: 9780393352566
ISBN 13: 0393352560
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wide Sargasso Sea Book Review:

Beautiful and wealthy Antoinette Cosway's passionate love for an English aristocrat threatens to destroy her idyllic West Indian island existence and her very life.

Wide Sargasso Sea at 50

Wide Sargasso Sea at 50
Author: Elaine Savory,Erica L. Johnson
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2020-11-03
ISBN 10: 3030282236
ISBN 13: 9783030282233
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wide Sargasso Sea at 50 Book Review:

This book revisits Jean Rhys’s ground-breaking 1966 novel to explore its cultural and artistic influence in the areas of not only literature and literary criticism, but fashion design, visual art, and the theatre as well. Building on symposia that were held in London and New York in 2016 in honour of the novel’s half-century, this collection demonstrates just how timely Rhys’s insights into colonial history, sexual relations, and aesthetics continue to be. The chapters include an extensive interview with novelist Caryl Phillips, who in 2018 published a novel about Rhys’s life, an account of how Wide Sargasso Sea can be read through the lens of the #MeToo Movement, a clothing line inspired by the novel, and new critical directions. As both a celebration and scholarly evaluation, the collection shows how enduring Rhys’s novel is in its continuing literary influence and social commentary.

Morning in the Burned House

Morning in the Burned House
Author: Margaret Atwood
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 146
Release: 2015-07-28
ISBN 10: 0547525753
ISBN 13: 9780547525754
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Morning in the Burned House Book Review:

These beautifully crafted poems - by turns dark, playful, intensely moving, tender, and intimate - make up Margaret Atwood's most accomplished and versatile gathering to date, " setting foot on the middle ground / between body and word." Some draw on history, some on myth, both classical and popular. Others, more personal, concern themselves with love, with the fragility of the natural world, and with death, especially in the elegiac series of meditations on the death of a parent. But they also inhabit a contemporary landscape haunted by images of the past. Generous, searing, compassionate, and disturbing, this poetry rises out of human experience to seek a level between luminous memory and the realities of the everyday, between the capacity to inflict and the strength to forgive.

Jane Eyre Seasons Edition Summer

Jane Eyre  Seasons Edition    Summer
Author: Charlotte Bronte
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson
Total Pages: 656
Release: 2020-06-09
ISBN 10: 9780785234531
ISBN 13: 0785234535
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jane Eyre Seasons Edition Summer Book Review:

A fine exclusive edition of one of literature's most beloved stories. Featuring a laser-cut jacket on a textured book with foil stamping, all titles in this series will be first editions. No more than 10,000 copies will be printed, and each will be individually numbered from 1 to 10,000. It was quiet at the other end of the house; but I knew my way; and the light of the unclouded summer moon, entering here and there at passage windows, enabled me to find it without difficulty. Throughout the hardships of her childhood, Jane Eyre clings to a sense of self-worth, despite the maltreatment from those close to her. At the age of eighteen, sick of her narrow existence, Jane seeks work as a governess. The monotony of her new life at Thornfield Hall is derailed by the arrival of her peculiar and volatile employer, Mr. Rochester. A flagship of Victorian fiction, Jane Eyre intrigues readers through the vigorous courage of Jane's voice, a forceful depiction of childhood injustice, an unflinching examination of the restraints placed upon women, and a worthy exploration into the complexities of both faith and passion. Jane Eyre (Seasons Edition--Summer) is one of four titles available in June 2020. The summer season also will include The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Persuasion, and The Wonderland Collection.

The House at the Edge of the World

The House at the Edge of the World
Author: Julia Rochester
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2015-06-04
ISBN 10: 0241971705
ISBN 13: 9780241971703
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The House at the Edge of the World Book Review:

LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION AND SHORTLISTED FOR THE DESMOND ELLIOTT PRIZE 2016 Part mystery, part psychological drama, Julia Rochester's The House at the Edge of the World is a darkly comic, unorthodox and thrilling debut When I was eighteen, my father fell off a cliff. It was a stupid way to die. John Venton's drunken fall from a Devon cliff leaves his family with an embarrassing ghost. His twin children, Morwenna and Corwin, flee in separate directions to take up their adult lives. Their mother, enraged by years of unhappy marriage, embraces merry widowhood. Only their grandfather finds solace in the crumbling family house, endlessly painting their story onto a large canvas map. His brightly coloured map, with its tiny pictures of shipwrecks, forgotten houses, saints and devils, is a work of his imagination, a collection of local myths and histories. But it holds a secret. As the twins are drawn grudgingly back to the house, they discover that their father's absence is part of the map's mysterious pull. The House at the Edge of the World is the compellingly told story of how family and home can be both a source of comfort and a wholly destructive force. Cutting to the undignified half-truths every family conceals, it asks the questions we all must confront: who are we responsible for and, ultimately, who do we belong to? 'A story that carries you along - clever plotting and a startling outcome. An impressive first novel' Penelope Lively 'Wonderfully crisp and funny and it's so full of vivid, surprising images that the reader almost doesn't notice the moment that deep secrets begin to be revealed' Emma Healey, author of Elizabeth is Missing Julia Rochester grew up on the Exe Estuary in Devon. She studied in London, Berlin and Cambridge and has worked for the BBC Portuguese Service and for Amnesty International as Researcher on Brazil. She lives in London with her husband and daughter.

The Cambridge Introduction to Jean Rhys

The Cambridge Introduction to Jean Rhys
Author: Elaine Savory
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 147
Release: 2009-04-02
ISBN 10: 0521873665
ISBN 13: 9780521873666
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge Introduction to Jean Rhys Book Review:

A student-friendly guide to the life, work, context and reception of the author of Wide Sargasso Sea.

Claire of the Sea Light

Claire of the Sea Light
Author: Edwidge Danticat
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013-08-27
ISBN 10: 0385349688
ISBN 13: 9780385349680
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Claire of the Sea Light Book Review:

From the best-selling author of Brother, I’m Dying and The Dew Breaker: a stunning new work of fiction that brings us deep into the intertwined lives of a small seaside town where a little girl, the daughter of a fisherman, has gone missing. Claire Limyè Lanmè—Claire of the Sea Light—is an enchanting child born into love and tragedy in Ville Rose, Haiti. Claire’s mother died in childbirth, and on each of her birthdays Claire is taken by her father, Nozias, to visit her mother’s grave. Nozias wonders if he should give away his young daughter to a local shopkeeper, who lost a child of her own, so that Claire can have a better life. But on the night of Claire’s seventh birthday, when at last he makes the wrenching decision to do so, she disappears. As Nozias and others look for her, painful secrets, haunting memories, and startling truths are unearthed among the community of men and women whose individual stories connect to Claire, to her parents, and to the town itself. Told with piercing lyricism and the economy of a fable, Claire of the Sea Light is a tightly woven, breathtaking tapestry that explores what it means to be a parent, child, neighbor, lover, and friend, while revealing the mysterious bonds we share with the natural world and with one another. Embracing the magic and heartbreak of ordinary life, it is Edwidge Danticat’s most spellbinding, astonishing book yet. This edition includes a reading group guide.

Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys as a postcolonial response to Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

 Wide Sargasso Sea  by Jean Rhys as a postcolonial response to  Jane Eyre  by Charlotte Bronte
Author: Malgorzata Swietlik
Publsiher: GRIN Verlag
Total Pages: 14
Release: 2011-04-18
ISBN 10: 3640896262
ISBN 13: 9783640896264
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys as a postcolonial response to Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte Book Review:

Seminar paper from the year 2008 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2,00, University of Koblenz-Landau (Anglistik), course: Colonial and Postcolonial Literatures, language: English, abstract: Wide Sargasso Sea is one of the best-known literary postcolonial replies to the writing of Charlotte Bronte and a brilliant deconstruction of what is known as the author's "worlding" in Jane Eyre. The novel written by Jean Rhys tells the story of Jane Eyre's protagonist, Edward Rochester. The plot takes place in West Indies where Rochester met his first wife, Bertha Antoinette Mason. Wide Sargasso Sea influences the common reading and understanding of the matrix novel, as it rewrites crucial parts of Jane Eyre. The heroine in Jean Rhys's Wide Sargasso Sea, Antoinette Cosway, is created out of demonic and bestialic Bertha Mason from Jane Eyre. Rhys's great achievement in her re-writing of the Bronte's text is her creation of a double to the madwoman from Jane Eyre. The heroine of Wide Sargasso Sea, the beautiful Antoinette Cosway, heiress of the post-emancipation fortune is created out of the demonc and bestialic Bertha Mason. The author transforms the first Mrs Rochester into an individual figure whose madness is caused by imperialistic and patriarchal oppression The vision of Bertha/Antoinette as an insane offspring from a family plagued by madness is no longer plausible to the reader. In this essay I would like to focus the factors which led to the madness of the protagonist. Although Bertha Mason and Jane Eyre seem to be enemies and contradictory characters in the Victorian novel, many critics find several similarities between the two heroines, their life and finally between Jane Eyre and Wide Sargasso Sea. Seeing Jane Eyre and Antoinette Cosway as sisters and doubles is very popular with some critics who dealt with the works of Charlotte Bronte and Jean Rhys. Nevertheless, I would like to focus in this essay on Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak's criticism on viewing and interpreting the two heroines. Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak in her essay "Three Women's Texts and a Critique of Imperialism" values also Jean Rhys for telling the story of Bertha Mason through the Creole perspective, but she criticises the author for marginalising the native inhabitants of West Indies.

The Sense and Sensibility of Madness

The Sense and Sensibility of Madness
Author: Doreen Bauschke,Anna Klambauer
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2018-11-08
ISBN 10: 9004382380
ISBN 13: 9789004382381
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sense and Sensibility of Madness Book Review:

This volume explores the sense and sensibility of madness in literature and the arts. As madwomen and madmen venture into unchartered or prohibited terrain, they disrupt normalcy. Yet, they may also unleash the liberatory and transformative potential of unrestrained madness.

Jean Rhys s Historical Imagination

Jean Rhys s Historical Imagination
Author: Veronica Marie Gregg
Publsiher: UNC Press Books
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2017-11-01
ISBN 10: 1469617358
ISBN 13: 9781469617350
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jean Rhys s Historical Imagination Book Review:

As the foremost white West Indian writer of this century and author of the widely acclaimed novel Wide Sargasso Sea, Jean Rhys (1890-1979) has attracted much critical attention, most often from the perspective of gender analysis. Veronica Gregg extends our critical appreciation of Rhys by analyzing the complex relationship between Rhys's identity and the structures of her fiction, and she reveals the ways in which this relationship is connected to the history of British colonization of the West Indies. Gregg focuses on Rhys as a writer--a Creole woman analyzing the question of identity through literary investigations of race, gender, and colonialism. Arguing that history itself can be a site where different narratives collide and compete, she explores Rhys's rewriting of the historical discourses of the West Indies and of European canonical texts, such as Rhys's treatment of Jane Eyre in Wide Sargasso Sea. Gregg's analysis also reveals the precision with which Rhys crafted her work and her preoccupation with writing as performance.

Unburnable

Unburnable
Author: Marie-Elena John
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2009-10-06
ISBN 10: 0061977888
ISBN 13: 9780061977886
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unburnable Book Review:

Haunted by scandal and secrets, Lillian Baptiste fled Dominica when she was fourteen after discovering she was the daughter of Iris, the half-crazy woman whose life was told of in chanté mas songs sung during Carnival—songs about a village on a mountaintop littered with secrets, masquerades that supposedly fly and wreak havoc, and a man who suddenly and mysteriously dropped dead. After twenty years away, Lillian returns to her native island to face the demons of her past—and with the help of Teddy, a man who has loved her for many years, she may yet find a way to heal. Set in both contemporary Washington, D.C., and post-World War II Dominica, Unburnable weaves together West Indian history, African culture, and American sensibilities. Richly textured and lushly rendered, Unburnable showcases a welcome and assured new voice.

After Leaving Mr Mackenzie

After Leaving Mr  Mackenzie
Author: Jean Rhys
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 191
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 9780393315479
ISBN 13: 0393315479
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

After Leaving Mr Mackenzie Book Review:

"It is a book that does not invite comparisons. . . . Its excellence is individual, intrinsic; it measures itself against itself."--Saturday Review of Literature

Dinosaurs on Other Planets

Dinosaurs on Other Planets
Author: Danielle McLaughlin
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2016-08-09
ISBN 10: 081299843X
ISBN 13: 9780812998436
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dinosaurs on Other Planets Book Review:

For fans of Alice Munro, Anne Enright, and William Trevor comes a stunning debut collection from a deeply original writer and observer of love, betrayal, and turning points in ordinary peoples’ lives. In a raw seacoast cabin, a young woman watches her boyfriend go out with his brother, late one night, on a mysterious job she realizes she isn’t supposed to know about. A man gets a call at work from his sister-in-law, saying that his wife and his daughter never made it to nursery school that day. A mother learns that her teenage daughter has told a teacher about problems in her parents’ marriage that were meant to be private—problems the mother herself tries to ignore. McLaughlin conveys these characters so vividly that readers will feel they are experiencing real life. Often the stories turn on a single, fantastic moment of clarity—after which nothing can be the same. Danielle McLaughlin is a writer of unparalleled precision and uncommon imagination. In her deft hands, ordinary people are transformed and surprising truths are suddenly understood. Praise for Dinosaurs on Other Planets “Dinosaurs [on Other Planets] marks the stateside debut (in book form, at least—a number of these already have appeared in The New Yorker) of Danielle McLaughlin, a writer of exceptionally deep empathy in the naturalistic tradition of John McGahern and Claire Keegan but with a knack for keen, and often disturbing, observation all her own.”—LitHub “McLaughlin’s immersive first collection casts a stern eye on individuals, couples, and families caught in nets of their own making, where even the mildest passion can lead to death, and journeys home with new lovers can reveal grim secret lives. . . . The title story, which opens up into an ambiguous ending rather than tying its strands up neatly, show[s] the ample bag of tricks McLaughlin has at her disposal.”—Publishers Weekly “Danielle McLaughlin’s short story collection Dinosaurs on Other Planets is a near perfect, enormously promising debut. . . . McLaughlin’s subject matter and themes are serious, undercut brilliantly by a sly strain of pitch-black humor. . . . A brilliant, quietly disturbing debut story collection [that] portrays Irish characters in the uncertain wake of the recent financial crisis.”—Shelf Awareness “In her collection, [McLaughlin] focuses on fraught relationships and those sudden, illuminating moments that can light up ordinary lives.”—Library Journal “This is not a debut in the usual sense, a promise of greater things to come. There is no need to ask what Danielle McLaughlin will do next—she has done it already. This book has arrived. I think it will stay with us for a long time.”—Anne Enright, Man Booker Prize–winning author of The Green Road “Danielle McLaughlin’s stories seethe, beneath elegant prose, with unfamiliar insights and entirely original observations. Only an author who loves what human beings are can so compassionately reveal them in all their flawed, gorgeous contradictions and communicate unmistakable joy while doing so. How glad I am to read this impressive new writer! Her fiction is a gift we need.”—Robin Black, author of Life Drawing

An Enhanced Reading of Jean Rhys Wide Sargasso Sea Considering Source Texts Other than Jane Eyre

An Enhanced Reading of Jean Rhys   Wide Sargasso Sea   Considering Source Texts Other than  Jane Eyre
Author: Sophia Sharpe
Publsiher: GRIN Verlag
Total Pages: 9
Release: 2016-04-12
ISBN 10: 3668193681
ISBN 13: 9783668193680
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Enhanced Reading of Jean Rhys Wide Sargasso Sea Considering Source Texts Other than Jane Eyre Book Review:

Essay from the year 2012 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Comparative Literature, grade: Distinction, The Open University, course: M.A. English, language: English, abstract: This essay interrogates the way in which Jean Rhys utilises a backdrop of potent gothic mechanisms and echoes the stricken anarchy of post emancipation colonial rule in 'Wide Sargasso Sea' to enhance the audience’s reading and to enable her protagonist to hold a slanted mirror to the world of 'Jane Eyre'. Rhys utilises a backdrop of potent gothic mechanisms and echoes the stricken anarchy of post emancipation colonial rule in her writing to enhance the audience’s reading and to enable her protagonist to hold a slanted mirror to the world of 'Jane Eyre'. At first, it seems incongruous that the vibrant, post colonialist backdrop of 'Wide Sargasso Sea', soaked by the ‘brazen sun’ (1) should be so richly entangled with the shadowy landscapes of the European gothic. 'Jane Eyre' is punctuated by claustrophobic English imagery to add an atmospheric sense of terror, particularly noticeable in Brontë’s description of the violent Thornfield countryside, where the landscape seems animated by some nameless, feral horror; the beck is ‘a torrent, turbid and curbless: it tore asunder the wood, and sent a raving sound through the air, often thickened with wild rain or whirling sleet; and for the forest on its banks, that showed only ranks of skeleton.’ (p.64)

Sanditon

Sanditon
Author: Jane Austen,Kate Riordan
Publsiher: Grand Central Publishing
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2019-12-10
ISBN 10: 1538734699
ISBN 13: 9781538734698
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sanditon Book Review:

In the vein of Downton Abbey, Jane Austen's beloved but unfinished masterpiece-often considered her most modern and exciting novel-gets a spectacular second act in this tie-in to a major new limited television series. Written only months before Austen's death in 1817, Sanditon tells the story of the joyously impulsive, spirited and unconventional Charlotte Heywood and her spiky relationship with the humorous, charming (and slightly wild!) Sidney Parker. When a chance accident transports her from her rural hometown of Willingden to the would-be coastal resort of the eponymous title, it exposes Charlotte to the intrigues and dalliances of a seaside town on the make, and the characters whose fortunes depend on its commercial success. The twists and turns of the plot, which takes viewers from the West Indies to the rotting alleys of London, exposes the hidden agendas of each character and sees Charlotte discover herself... and ultimately find love.

ISIS

ISIS
Author: Masood Ashraf Raja
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2019-02-13
ISBN 10: 1351046179
ISBN 13: 9781351046176
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

ISIS Book Review:

Relying on a thorough understanding of the role of ideology, discourse, and framing, this volume discusses ISIS as an Islamist ideological organization, and examines its philosophical scaffolding within the material conditions produced by neoliberal capital. As Raja asserts, it is this nexus of specifically retrieved Islamic history and the current global economic system that creates the kind of social identity ideally suited for ISIS. The combination of the historical narratives and the contemporary means of communication enables ISIS to frame and spread its message, recruit its adherents, and replicate itself. While many scholarly and journalistic works on ISIS provide a wealth of information, not many elaborate on the terms that are often invoked in these writings. For example, scholars often use the term "Salafi-Jihadi" but they do not provide a comprehensive explanation of such concept within the same text. This book not only provides an explanation of the instructive terms used to explain the ISIS phenomenon, but also asserts that only one school of thought in Islam [The Sunni Wahabis] is likely to be the ideal target for ISIS recruitment. This claim, of course, does not rely on an essentialized pathology of Wahabi Sunnis, but provides an explanation of the Wahabi Islam as a proverbial "slippery slope," as an absolutely necessary first step for an individual's transformation into an ISIS fighter. Written in a clear and direct style, this volume provides scholars and lay readers alike with a deeper understanding of ISIS and its strategies of recruitment and self sustenance.

Smile Please

Smile Please
Author: Jean Rhys
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016-11-03
ISBN 10: 9780141984544
ISBN 13: 0141984546
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smile Please Book Review: