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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 [...]


Free man

by Nicholas Laughlin on August 16, 2010

V.S. Naipaul on BBC TV, 1994 “I’ve always been a writer. I’ve thought about it every day. There’s not been a day or part of a day when I’ve not thought about it . . . It has enabled me to be a free man . . . I’ve not written anything that I didn’t [...]