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by Nicholas Laughlin on August 24, 2010

Jean Rhys Today is the one hundred and twentieth birthday of Ella Gwendolyn Rees Williams, better known to literature and posterity as Jean Rhys. A good opportunity to dip into the archive and read Marlon James’s essay on Rhys and the women in her fiction, published three years ago in the August 2007 CRB. “It [...]


From the CRB archive: fiction by Phyllis Shand Allfrey

by Nicholas Laughlin on August 8, 2010

Phyllis Shand Allfrey. Photograph courtesy Papillote Press The 2010 Nature Island Literary Festival, which opened in Dominica on Friday, closes this evening, and one of today’s events is a tribute to three of Dominica’s literary pioneers, featuring readings from the work of Jean Rhys, J.R. Ralph Casimir, and Phyllis Shand Allfrey. So today’s excursion into [...]

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