The Street Walks In is written by Anna Evans
I am writing a book on the places in Jean Rhys’s fiction, and this blog is intended as a companion piece to this work. The idea, simply put, it to visit all the streets and locations mentioned in her novels, as a basis for creating a piece of narrative non-fiction. I don’t yet know where this will take me, but the hope is that this space will help me in finding out.
My starting point is a fascination with Jean Rhys’s city novels, published in the 1920’s and 1930’s, and with my incessant need to understand and express this. This has been going on for some time. I am bringing this together with my interests in migration and literature, cities and movement.
It is (not) just an excuse to walk around Paris.
I completed an MA in ‘Writing the Modern World’ at the University of East Anglia in 2017, and presented a paper on Jean Rhys and ‘impasse’ at a postgraduate conference, ‘Movement In/And/Of the City’, at the University of Kent in June 2017. I am a writer of fragments, stories, essays, non-fiction and occasional poetry. Some of my recent writing has appeared online in Elsewhere: A Journal of Place.