Good Morning, Midnight

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  • 176 pages
  • Good Morning, Midnight
  • Jean Rhys
  • 26 June 2018
  • 0241261406

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Good Morning, Midnight Saved, rescued, fished up, half drowned, out of the deep, dark river, dry clothes, hair shampooed and setSet in a 1930s Paris of shabby hotel rooms, seedy bars and drunken encounters, Jean Rhys s semi autobiographical portrayal of a young woman s sexual encounters is a searingly honest exploration of loneliness and yearning.Ten new titles in the colourful, small format, portable new Pocket Penguins series Free Read Good Morning, Midnight [ author ] Jean Rhys [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – scottishhomebakingawards.co.uk

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  1. Buck says:

    A disaffected, thirty something guy abandons his wife, moves to Paris and sleeps with some prostitutes His name is Henry Miller and the book is called Tropic of Cancer.A disaffected, thirty something woman, after being abandoned by her husband, goes to Paris and almost sleeps with a gigolo Her name is Jean Rhys and the book is called Good Morning, Midnight.As near as I can figure, Miller and Rhys were in Paris at the same time Maybe they even hung out in the same caf s and bought each other r A disaffected, thirty something guy abandons his wife, moves to Paris and sleeps with some prostitutes His name is Henry Miller and the book is called Tropic of Cancer.A disaffected, thirty something woman, after being abandoned by her husband, goes to Paris and almost sleeps with a gigolo Her name is Jean Rhys and the book is called Good Morning, Midnight.As near as I can figure, Miller and Rhys were in Paris at the same time Maybe they even hung out in the same caf s and bought each other rounds of Pernod Beyond that, you d be hard pressed to find two peopledifferent Miller looks at the world, sees himself everywhere and shouts, Fuck, yeah Rhys peeks out her window, sees herself ...

  2. Bill Kerwin says:

    A clear eyed chronicle of desperation etched in diamond hard prose It amazes me how any book so filled with despair could be so completely free of self pity, and how any book consisting entirely of an inward monologue could contain such vivid realistic details and make Paris in the 30 s come alive

  3. Sean Barrs the Bookdragon says:

    After the first week I made up my mind to kill myself the usual whiff of chloroform Next week, or next month, or next year I ll kill myselfThese are words spoken with truth and clarity They re simple and honest And not for a single moment in the novel did I doubt them, not for a single moment did I conceive that there could be an alternative ending I m not going to sugar coat it for you this isn t a nice novel There is very little in the way of redemptive themes, and the motif of free After the first week I made up my mind to kill myself the usual whiff of chloroform Next week, or next month, or next year I ll kill myselfThese are words spoken with truth and clarity They re simple and honest And not for a single moment in the novel did I doubt them, not for a single moment did I conceive that there could be an alternative ending I m not going to sugar coat it for you this isn t a nice novel There is very little in the way of redemptive themes, and the motif of freedom is only fully achieved through the ultimate rejection of human happiness and interpersonal relationships Sasha Jensen is on a downward spiral of self destruction She s been hurt to the point of no return This isn t a simple case of a w...

  4. Adam Dalva says:

    Electric stream of consciousness novel whose action largely takes place in the margins Rhys is an extraordinary writer of inner state, and she finds a surprising amount of observational humor in the struggles of her narrator, Sophia Jansen, who has returned to Paris years after a tragedy This is one of the great novels of alcoholism that I have read, as Jansen finds both release and embarrassment in her mash together of days Characters, mainly men, flit in and out of this book in a daze, and Electric stream of consciousness novel whose action largely takes place in the margins Rhys is an extraordinary writer of inner state, and she finds a surprising amount of observational humor in the struggles of her narrator, Sophia Jansen, who has returned to Paris years after a tragedy This is one of the great novels of alcoholism that I have read, as Jansen finds both release and embarrassment in her mash together of days Characters, mainly men, flit in and out of this book in a daze, and though the cinema plays a major part in the action, there is frequent slippage into the past Somehow, though the story is told in bits, we assemble a life Rhys has given us the best kind of unreliable narrator here, one who is unrelia...

  5. Elyse Walters says:

    4.5 rating I m not home now I ll write a review tomorrow Great buddy read with Violet UPDATE This is my 3rd book within a couple of months by Jean Rhys so one can assume correct that I think Rhys was a phenomenal writer This is the bleakest of the 3 novels.but it s possibly my favorite.much to reflect on..many pages to pause set the book down to examine the story itself and our own lives Since I m having discussions with Violet through buddy reading I don t feel compell 4.5 rating I m not home now I ll write a review tomorrow Great buddy read with Violet UPDATE This is my 3rd book within a couple of months by Jean Rhys so one can assume correct that I think Rhys was a phenomenal writer This is the bleakest of the 3 novels.but it s possibly my favorite.much to reflect on..many pages to pause set the book down to examine the story itself and our own lives Since I m having discussions with Violet through buddy reading I don t feel compelled to make this a lengthy review But Violet got me going on BAD HAIR DAYS I couldn t NOT see the word hair again with any neutrality no matter what context after Violet planted the hair seed.Two things stood out for me rather quickly besides hair, feelings of unworthiness, despair, loneliness, pain, authentic truth, and multitude of blows I KNOW isn t that enough WAS1 The ongoing usage of the way Rhys repeat...

  6. Dolors says:

    Emily Dickinson, poem 382Good Morning Midnight I m coming Home Day got tired of Me How could I of Him Sunshine was a sweet place I liked to stay But Morn didn t want me now So Goodnight Day I can look can t I When the East is Red The Hills have a way then That puts the Heart abroad You are not so fair Midnight I chose Day But please take a little Girl He turned away The desperation of having sunk so low to a bottomless pit where disaffection has taken over the zest for life is at the backgr Emily Dickinson, poem 382Good Morning Midnight I m coming Home Day got tired of Me How could I of Him Sunshine was a sweet place I liked to stay But Morn didn t want me now So Goodnight Day I can look can t I When the East is Red The Hills have a way then That puts the Heart abroad You are not so fair Midnight I chose Day But please take a little Girl He turned away The desperation of having sunk so low to a bottomless pit where disaffection has taken over the zest for life is at the background of the syncopated rhythm of this non story, as it is in Emily Dickinson s poem, which gives title to this confessional novella Was Jean Rhys an eccentric woman, like Dickinson a social outcast unable to accept her place in the corseted roles attached to their gender at the time Or was she another victim of straddling two worlds, the inner and the outer, two cultures, two expectations, hers and the other that society nursed on her since her birth When depres...

  7. Steven Godin says:

    Good Morning Midnight 1939 , sees Englishwoman Sasha Jansen come to Paris on borrowed money to recapture the happiness and exorcise the pain of her previous life there The first person narrative is awash with cafe s, hotel rooms, drinking, crying, sleeping, self pity,hotel rooms,crying, falling for men one minute, hating them the next, being broke, feeling miserable, You get the picture, she s a wreak Told with a spare prose style, this reads as a work of fiction but also redeems Good Morning Midnight 1939 , sees Englishwoman Sasha Jansen come to Paris on borrowed money to recapture the happiness and exorcise the pain of her previous life there The first person narrative is awash with cafe s, hotel rooms, drinking, crying, sleeping, self pity,hotel rooms,crying, falling for men one minute, hating them the next, being broke, feeling miserable, You get the picture, she s a wreak Told with a spare prose style, this reads as a work of fiction but also redeems Jean Rhys s own consciousness throughout, in her life she found the simplest practicalities beyond her, and once said I have only ever written about myself , It s difficult not to see Sasha as a mere self portrait, but would be unfair to just see Good Morning Midnight as just a disguised memoir, because it isn t Realistic, drab and somewhat terrifying, it s a small novel in its own brief and perfect right, depicting ...

  8. Nidhi Singh says:

    Today I must be careful, today I have left my armour at home Little by little everything turns to break her How she suffers in isolation and feels conjoined and yet detached with all that is damned and discarded and how this leads to an intensification of the loneliness she feels Defenseless, willing to run away from this and everything, every moment of living chased and cursed by unkindness, condescension and mockery As if everyone who is a part of this ruthless world has merged into thatToday I must be careful, today I have left my armour at home Little by little everything turns to break her How she suffers in isolation and feels conjoined and yet detached with all that is damned and discarded and how this leads to an intensification of the loneliness she feels Defenseless, willing to run away from this and everything, every moment of living chased and cursed by unkindness, condescension and mockery As if everyone who is a part of this ruthless world has merged into that collective derisive laughter that is directed towards her and rings in her ears every time and everywhere she goesI have no pride no pride, no name, no face No country I don t belong anywhere Too sad, too sad Floating from one fragment to the other, with nothing to stay on, she sheds them all off only ...

  9. Ted says:

    I had the bright idea of drinking myself to deathI ve had enough of these streets that sweat a cold, yellow slime, of hostile people, of crying myself to sleep every night, enough of thinking, enough of remembering Now whiskey, rum, gin, sherry, vermouth, wineDrink,drink,drinkAs soon as I sober up I start again I have to force it down sometimesBut nothing I must be solid as an oak Except when I cry.What to say about this book What to say about Jean Rhys Could she have had a happ I had the bright idea of drinking myself to deathI ve had enough of these streets that sweat a cold, yellow slime, of hostile people, of crying myself to sleep every night, enough of thinking, enough of remembering Now whiskey, rum, gin, sherry, vermouth, wineDrink,drink,drinkAs soon as I sober up I start again I have to force it down sometimesBut nothing I must be solid as an oak Except when I cry.What to say about this book What to say about Jean Rhys Could she have had a happy life Read this From 1960, and for the rest of her life, Rhys lived in Cheriton Fitzpaine, a small village in Devon that she once described as a dull spot which even drink can t enliven much Characteristically she remained unimpressed by her belated ascent to literary fame from The Wide Sargasso Sea , commenting, It has come too late In an intervie...

  10. Jenn(ifer) says:

    Good Morning Midnight I m coming Home Day got tired of Me How could I of Him Sunshine was a sweet place I liked to stay But Morn didn t want me now So Goodnight Day I can look can t I When the East is Red The Hills have a way then That puts the Heart abroad You are not so fair Midnight I chose Day But please take a little Girl He turned away Emily DickensonYou know what feeling always does me in Loneliness When I start feeling lonely it s hard for me to snap out of it I ten Good Morning Midnight I m coming Home Day got tired of Me How could I of Him Sunshine was a sweet place I liked to stay But Morn didn t want me now So Goodnight Day I can look can t I When the East is Red The Hills have a way then That puts the Heart abroad You are not so fair Midnight I chose Day But please take a little Girl He turned away Emily DickensonYou know what feeling always does me in Loneliness When I start feeling lonely it s hard for me to snap out of it I tend to wallow in it for awhile put For Emma, Forever Ago on the stereo who s lonelier than a broken hearted guy recording an album by himself in a cabin in Wisconsin in the middle of winter , open a bottle of Pinot, snuggle up to my cat and tell him all of my troubles Maybe put on a Kieslowski film Maybe The Double Life of Veronique Why in a wo...

  11. Paul says:

    This is one of Rhys s earlier works and is popularly described as modernist its title comes from an Emily Dickinson poem Good morning, Midnight I m coming home,Day got tired of me How could I of him Sunshine was a sweet place,I liked to stay But Morn didn t want me now So good night, Day It is the story of Sasha Jensen who in her mid age goes back to the haunts of her youth in Paris She has been living in London on a small inherited income trying to drink herself to death Having miserabl This is one of Rhys s earlier works and is popularly described as modernist its title comes from an Emily Dickinson poem Good morning, Midnight I m coming home,Day got tired of me How could I of him Sunshine was a sweet place,I liked to stay But Morn didn t want me now So good night, Day It is the story of Sasha Jensen who in her mid age goes back to the haunts of her youth in Paris She has been living in London on a small inherited income trying to drink herself to death Having miserably failed at this she goes to Paris for holiday and reminiscence about her feckless ex husband, dead child and lost youth Rhys combines flashbacks and the present in a seamless way The descriptions of the seedy hotel and its denizens are brilliantly drawn as are the gigolos who mistake Sasha for a wealthy woman.The novel is about loneliness but, of course we are all alone, even surrounded by people and Rhys knew that However there is here also a sense of th...

  12. Mariel says:

    Good Morning, Midnight is the suicide attempt after the first three Jean Rhys novels In the river, not thrown in but feet wading in the tepidly toxic puddle The dirty Seine The unchosen clothes because they are front and back of the wardrobe still on I don t know where the shoes are Probably still on the shelf because there wasn t a fight Quartet s dirty windows with dirty people inside are back After Leaving Mr Mackenzie s stillborn turtle shell room walked into the river and came out w Good Morning, Midnight is the suicide attempt after the first three Jean Rhys novels In the river, not thrown in but feet wading in the tepidly toxic puddle The dirty Seine The unchosen clothes because they are front and back of the wardrobe still on I don t know where the shoes are Probably still on the shelf because there wasn t a fight Quartet s dirty windows with dirty people inside are back After Leaving Mr Mackenzie s stillborn turtle shell room walked into the river and came out without the turtle and a flat line reading from a long line of tired radio ad gig girls I m back to where I started My head hurts and I ve been crying for hours for nothing except this sick headache Everyone could see what s worse is that I give as little a fuck about it as t...

  13. Violet wells says:

    What happens to a woman when her self esteem becomes entirely dependent on mirrors and men Everything about Sasha, our narrator, has seen better days, including her fur coat which she wears as a kind of memory mantra of better days There s a febrile pressing authenticity about the way Rhys writes of this squalid repetitive purgatorial world You can feel the squalor and fatality of Sasha s downward spiral on your skin Sasha herself seems to have little psychological insight betokened by the What happens to a woman when her self esteem becomes entirely dependent on mirrors and men Everything about Sasha, our narrator, has seen better days, including her fur coat which she wears as a kind of memory mantra of better days There s a febrile pressing authenticity about the way Rhys writes of this squalid repetitive purgatorial world You can feel the squalor and fatality of Sasha s downward spiral on your skin Sasha herself seems to have little psychological insight betokened by the constant tears she sheds without quite knowing where they come from As a reader you find yourself doubling up as psychoanalyst There s ...

  14. Richard Derus says:

    Rating A grudging full 1 of fiveThe Publisher Says In 1930s Paris, where one cheap hotel room is very like another, a young woman is teaching herself indifference She has escaped personal tragedy and has come to France to find courage and seek independence She tells herself to expect nothing, especially not kindness, least of all from men Tomorrow, she resolves, she will dye her hair blonde.My Review I am not a woman I think one needs to be a woman to appreciate Jean Rhys I think one ne Rating A grudging full 1 of fiveThe Publisher Says In 1930s Paris, where one cheap hotel room is very like another, a young woman is teaching herself indifference She has escaped personal tragedy and has come to France to find courage and seek independence She tells herself to expect nothing, especially not kindness, least of all from men Tomorrow, she resolves, she will dye her hair blonde.My Review I am not a woman I think one needs to be a woman to appreciate Jean Rhys I think one needs to be a Lifetime WE Oxygen viewer to appreciate Jean Rhys.Sophia is a fallen woman returning to the scene of the crimes she committed in her youth Paris being the venue The details are too tedious to go into here, but suff...