"It was a beautiful place – wild, untouched, above all untouched, with an alien, disturbing, secret loveliness. And it kept its secret. I'd find myself thinking, "What I see is nothing – I want what it hides – that is not nothing."
It is very short and lucid. The preface is great and I recommend reading before the novel so you have a sense of what to look for in the narrative. It is hard to imagine that this book emerged from the writer's mass of scribblings stuffed under her bed, but it is brilliant - a must-read. I thank Dr. Stephan Ross at UVic for recommending it to me back in 2000/01.
It touches on some very deep human themes: love, sexuality, power, race, and madness....Continua
This book is a sort of prequel of "Jane Eyre": is the story of Antoinette Cosway/Bertha Mason, the "beast" in the book of Charlotte Bronte. Rhys gives voice to the outcast, the creole girl, who is isolated from the society and is considered mad. I liked this book, I think that is good to read it after "Jane Eyre"....Continua