Jean Rhys (Ella Gwendolyn Rees Williams)

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Dominica, British West Indies
Jean Rhys is one of the mayor female novelists of the 20th century. She was born in Dominica and moved to England. When she was around 30 years old she traveled around Europe as a Bohemian artist and became a lifetime alcoholic, but her career started as well. Her writing was often focused on women and she often used modernist techniques. The extraordinary novel and Jane Eyre-prequel Wide Sargasso Sea brought Rhys to public attention. Read more...