What’s so great about Jean Rhys?

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Jean Rhys

On 19 November 2020, a number of English students attended an online event hosted by the British Library, the Royal Society of Literature and BoCAS Lit Fest that asked: ‘What’s so great about Jean Rhys?’ Three of them responded with their own accounts of the panel discussion, held to celebrate the RSL’s 200th anniversary; each gave a personal response to the evening’s guiding question. Read their accounts below:

What’s So Great About Jean Rhys? Anthony Marshall, MA English Literature

Rinse and Repeat: Jean Rhys’s Cycle of DespairLauren Price, BA English year 3

Jean Rhys’s Real Fiction Richard Snowden-Leak, BA English year 3