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Ruptures of Poetic Language - Applying Kristevan theory to Jean Rhys's "Voyage in the Dark"


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Title: Ruptures of Poetic Language - Applying Kristevan theory to Jean Rhys's "Voyage in the Dark"
Authors: Lindberg, Annica
Issue Date: 27-Apr-2012
Degree: Student essay
Series/Report no.: magisteruppsats i engelska
SPL 2011-101
Keywords: Voyage in the Dark
Kristevan theory
Jean Rhys
poetic language
ruptures
Abstract: This essay will be concerned with the fiction of Jean Rhys, focusing, in particular, on her novel Voyage in the Dark, first published in 1934. Rhys's work has in the past sometimes been disregarded as sentimental and purely autobiographical; as pathetic, “sordid” stories about women-in-love. The purpose of this essay will be to examine, and dismiss, some of these claims of sentimentality, and instead highlight Rhys's technical skill and talent as an author. In order to do so, I will use the t... more
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/29165
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