Jean Rhys

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  • ''She could give herself up to the written word as naturally as a good dancer to music or a fine swimmer to water. The only difficulty was that after finishing the last sentence she was left with a feeling at once hollow and uncomfortably full. Exactly like indigestion.''
    Jean Rhys (1894-1979), British author. "The Insect World," Sleep It Off, Lady (1976).
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  • ''The feeling of Sunday is the same everywhere, heavy, melancholy, standing still. Like when they say, "As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end."''
    Jean Rhys (1894-1979), British author. The narrator (Anna Morgan), in Voyage in the Dark, act 4 (1934).

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