Friday, August 24, 2007

Good Morning, Midnight

Jean Rhys, from the Caribbean to London and Paris, lost but writing, alienated but resilient. Tales of Paris, Good Morning, Midnight; and later, Wide Sargasso Sea. Living, writing, living, writing. What else was a Caribbean-born writer to do?

Jean Rhys in 1921. About thirty years old here.

In the tropics, hurricane season. Stormy elsewhere. Hang on tight as needed.

Today's Rune: Wholeness.

Birthdays: William Wilberforce, Jean Rhys (b. Ella Gwendolen Rees Williams), Malcolm Cowley, Jorge Luis Borges, A. S. Byatt, Paulo Coelho, Orson Scott Card, Cal Ripken, Jr., Marlee Matlin, Dave Chappelle.

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