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Now in its 14th year of publication, this magazine was created to offer the discerning reader a stimulating selection of excellent original writing. Black Lamb Review is a literate rather than a literary publication. Regular columns by writers in a variety of geographic locations and vocations are supplemented by features, reviews, articles on books and authors, and a selection of “departments,” including an acerbic advice column and a lamb recipe.

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A Week in Literary History

August 24th, 2002

Dominican novelist Jean Rhys (Wide Sargasso Sea, 1966) is born Ella Gwendolen Rees Williams in 1890 in Roseau, Dominica, British West Indies.

Jean Rhys, b. August 24, 1890, d. 1979

rhyscolor1Rhys became famous only when she was in her seventies, with the publication in 1966 of Wide Sargasso Sea, a fascinating prequel to Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre. It was then that her earlier books were published and she took her place as substantial literary figure of the Twenties and Thirties.

Suggested Reading Novels Quartet, 1928. Voyage in the Dark, 1934. Good Morning, Midnight, 1939. Wide Sargasso Sea, 1966. Stories The Left Bank and Other Stories, 1927. The Collected Short Stories, 1987.

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