Saturday, 24 January 2015
WIDE SARGASSO SEA by Jean Rhys
I felt bad not to enjoy it, because poor Jean Rhys, like another author I just finished reading, Barbara Pym, had a long period in her life when he books where out of fashioned and neglected, and she was in her 70s before she finally hit really huge success with WIDE SARGASSO SEA. The book won a major literary award, about which her only comment was “It has come too late.” Heartbreaking. Makes me wish I liked the novel.
As a side point, it’s interesting to note that it was another author in this blog, Diana Athill, who took the risk of publishing the book.