Jean Rhys (Dominica. 1894-1979)
Listen to Jean Rhys in her old age, on a radio program on the topic "the mad woman in the attic" and (connected to) her novel Wide Sargasso Sea and the character Mrs Rochester created by Charlotte Bronte.
Excerpt from her novel Wide Sargasso Sea (1966) (3 pages) - with notes
A BBC TV adaptation of this novel here
More info on this novel from Literary Encyclopedia
A story from "Tigers Are Better-Looking": "The Day They Burned the Books" (1960s) (2 pages)
More about Jean Rhys on The Literary Encyclopedia website
Documentary: Jean Rhys: They Destroyed All the Roses
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