The Troubled Life of Jean Rhys

Miranda Seymour
Victoria Hall / Online
14 Feb 2023 8:00pm - 9:00pm
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Miranda Seymour began writing as a historical novelist, but moved into non-fiction with her group portrait of Henry James and his literary circle, A Ring of Conspirators. Since then she has won a reputation as a brilliant biographer, among her subjects Robert Graves, Mary Shelley and Ottoline Morrell.

Her latest, I Used to Live Here Once, is her acclaimed life of Jean Rhys, the tormented, complicated, rackety author of Wide Sargasso Sea. ‘It’s been an astonishing journey,’ says Miranda, ‘one that began with a visit to Dominica, the Caribbean island on which Rhys spent her first 17 years…  Always an outsider in England, memories of Dominica haunt and enrich her work, just as they did her long, volatile and often unbearably difficult life.’

Members: Free, Online or Victoria Hall
Non-Members: £5, Online or Victoria Hall
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