Jean Rhys Afterwords

By Alexis Lykiard

Price: £8.95

ISBN: 1 904886 34 1

Alexis Lykiard’s sequel to the widely praised Jean Rhys Revisited proves just as distinctive and illuminating. Here is a further controversial memoir – a fascinating intimate verbal mosaic where prose and poetry, reminiscence and criticism, meet and merge. 

Jean Rhys Afterwords forms part of an original journey – back into memory and forward towards a new kind of biographical writing – oblique yet direct, honestly committed yet properly subversive. These unusual experimental reflections summon up a whole host of intrusive ghosts, literary survivals and survivors.

A moving imaginative voyage, Jean Rhys Afterwords also constitutes and continues a wittily entertaining critique of the obsessional nature of literature, the process and practice of creative writing. 

Throughout this eloquent work Lykiard celebrates with insight and affection the inspirational genius of his friend Jean Rhys. A book  for discerning readers and writers alike.