"Edson’s vivid portrayal of the urban area, as well as the working class and underclass, creates a vision of Saint John that highlights the discrepancy between the pre-modern idyllic notion of life in Atlantic Canada and the more complicated reality of the region."

-The New Brunswick Literary Encyclopedia

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

The Amazing Jean Rhys

I have just started reading Lilian Pizzichini's The Blue Hour - A Life of Jean Rhys. So far so good...Rhys was no doubt one of the most talented and overlooked writers of the 20th Century. She was years ahead of her time and is one of my favourite writers.

UPDATE: I finished it--a great book if you're interested in Jean Rhys. It reads like a novel--as though the author knows her subject so well she has invented the character--unlike any biography I've ever read.

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