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Jean Rhys (1894 - 1979)
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Jean Rhys was born in 1894 in the Windward Islands, the daughter of a Welsh doctor father and a Creole mother, and spent her childhood there. At the age of 16, she came to England, where she lived during the First World War. She then married a Dutch poet and lived on the Continent for ten years. Her first book (The Left Bank, 1927) was published with a preface by her patron Ford Madox Ford, who recognized the "passion for stating the case of the underdog" and the "singular instinct for form" that were to place her among the finest writers of our time. She died in Devon in 1979.