Topic Tag: Jean Rhys

Reviews, Literature, Dominica

The Orchid House — end of an era

In 1953, a novel entitled The Orchid House was published by the reputable firm of Constable in London. It was a modest success, received...

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Arrive, Travel, Culture, Lifestyle, Dominica

Roseau, Dominica | Neighbourhood

History The earliest known community on this site, at the mouth of the Roseau River, was a Kalinago (or Carib) village called Sairi. Long...

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Travel, Culture, Lifestyle, Dominica

Gardening in the tropics

Polly Pattullo’s “Gardening in the Tropics” is reproduced from Caribbean Dispatches: Beyond the Tourist Dream (Macmillan...

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Reviews, Literature

Caribbean Bookshelf (November/December 2006)

Unburnable: A Novel Marie-Elena John (Amistad, ISBN 0-06-083757-8, 292 pp) Unburnable is the first novel by young Antiguan writer...

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Literature, Culture, People, Arts, Dominica

Jean Rhys: voyager in the dark

On a cold spring day in 1847, Charlotte Brontë sits at her writing-desk in her father’s parsonage. She looks out of the window, across...

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Literature, Culture, Arts

I Used to Live Here Once by Jean Rhys

She was standing by the river looking at the stepping stones and remembering each one. There was the round unsteady stone, the pointed one,...

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Culture, People, Dominica

Lennox Honychurch: Love for an Island

These green triangles of my destiny rise out of the boiling ocean vanish among the swirling vapours of the sky. Three-cornered crosses...

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Literature, Culture, History, People

Jean Rhys: The Madwoman in the Attic

The publication of Wide Sargasso Sea in 1966 was, almost literally, a return from the dead for its 76-year-old author, Jean Rhys. In the...

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