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The Ephraim Book Discussion group is meeting at 10 a.m. Oct. 8. They’ll be discussing “Wide Sargasso Sea” by Jean Rhys. Get a copy and read it in advance, or just join in with the group and listen. All are invited; it’s at the library. (Green Bay Press Gazette)The papers:
lntertextual Identities: The Crisis of Voice and Location in Jane Eyre and Wide Sargasso Sea
Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick
Journal of Franco-Irish Studies, Volume 2, Issue 1 "Crisis / La Crise" Article 6, 2013
The Attic as Grave: Reading Dead and Undead. Imagery in Jane Eyre and Wide Sargasso Sea
Amanda L. Alexander, Department of English, Sonoma State University
Burning Daylight, Volume 2, Spring 2013
After Wide Sargasso Sea : Cliff, Condé, and Senior
比較文学・文化論集. 30号, 2013.3.31, pp. 13-21
Multiple Identities in Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys
Dibelková, Veronika, Univerzity Pardubice , Czech Republic
The aim of this paper is to provide an analysis of Wide Sargasso Sea, a novel written by Jean Rhys, which depicts the West Indies during the British colonial rule soon after the abolition of slavery. The analysis is focused on the identities in the novel. It follows the shift from slavery in the West Indies and the consequent identity crisis of the individual characters.
An Ecocritical Reading in Wide Sargasso Sea
Studies in Literature and Language, Vol 7, No 1, 2013
The present study attempts to underscore the significance of re-conceptualizing human values, in order to redefine the ways we have established humanity’s relationships to the universal ecologic system. These relationships are depicted in Jean Rhys’s Wide Sargasso Sea (1966). By examining the thematic concerns of the novel through the lens of ecocriticism, we can harvest something of the destructive patterns and practices that participate to the contemporary ecological dangers, imbalances, and crisis. Jean Ryhs in Wide Sargasso Sea (1966) depicts the troubled relationships between land ownership, law, justice, and inheritance. In Wide Sargasso Sea, Rhys stimulates us to question the values formed through the historical and legal story lies in Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre (1847). Rhys’ story breaks the restrictions of Brontë’s fiction by concerning the nineteenth century socio-economic situations that Brontë depicts. Although Rhys depicts a Caribbean setting of the early 19th century, her fiction is obviously related to the issue of colonization in the 20th century. In her novel, Rhys explores dimensions of colonization in terms of its impacts on people stayed in vastly various landscapes. Rhys shows the influence of capitalist interests on females who try to navigate the social and political movements wrought in their communities and environments by appearing universal economic issues, and the ways through them capitalism change the earth. The story offers that we reshape our plan of progress, that we extend our idea of space and time to involve future generations in our present reasoning.