Tigers are Better-Looking is a collection of short stories written by Dominican author Jean Rhys, published in 1968 by André Deutsch and reissued by Penguin ten years later.This collection's first eight stories were written by Rhys during her 1950s period of obscurity and first published in the early 1960s. The second nine are reissued from her 1927 debut collection The Left Bank and Other Stories . In 1979, the title story from Rhys's collection was adapted into a UK-produced short film, directed by Hussein Shariffe.
(Introduced by a preface to the original 1927 collection of twenty-two)
Till September Petronella The London Magazine 1960
The Day they Burned the Books The London Magazine 1960
Tigers are Better-Looking The London Magazine 1962
Let Them Call it Jazz The London Magazine 1962
The Sound of the River Art and Literature no. 9 1966
The Lotus Art and Literature no. 11 1967
Outside the Machine Winter's Tales (Macmillan)
A Solid House Voices, Michael Joseph, 1963
Elizabeth Jennings was an English poet.
Jean Rhys, (; born Ella Gwendolyn Rees Williams, was a mid-20th-century novelist who was born and grew up in the Caribbean island of Dominica. From the age of 16, she was mainly resident in England, where she was sent for her education. She is best known for her novel Wide Sargasso Sea, written as a prequel to Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre. In 1978, she was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire for her writing.
Samuel John "Lightnin'" Hopkins was an American country blues singer, songwriter, guitarist and occasional pianist from Centerville, Texas. Rolling Stone magazine ranked him number 71 on its list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time.
Charles Ellsworth "Pee Wee" Russell, was a jazz musician. Early in his career he played clarinet and saxophones, but he eventually focused solely on clarinet.
Curtis Ousley, known professionally as King Curtis, was an American saxophonist who played rhythm and blues, jazz, and rock and roll. A bandleader, band member, and session musician, he was also a musical director and record producer. Adept at tenor, alto, and soprano saxophone, he played riffs and solos on hit singles such as "Respect" by Aretha Franklin, and "Yakety Yak" by The Coasters and his own "Memphis Soul Stew".
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Sleep It Off Lady, originally published in late 1976 by André Deutsch of Great Britain, was famed Dominican author Jean Rhys' final collection of short stories. The sixteen stories in this collection stretch over an approximate 75-year period, starting from the end of the nineteenth century to the present time of writing.
Martial Solal is a French jazz pianist and composer.
The Left Bank and Other Stories is the first collection of short stories and literary debut of Dominican author Jean Rhys. It was first published by Jonathan Cape (London) and Harper & Brothers in 1927, and contained an introduction by Ford Madox Ford. The original subtitle of the collection was "sketches and studies of present-day Bohemian Paris."
Reginald Campbell (1894–1950) was a British writer and former Naval officer in WWI then an assistant forest manager in Siam in the 1920s. His novel Poo Lorn of the Elephants was filmed by Alejandro Jodorowsky in 1980 under the name Tusk. Another novel, Tiger Valley, was filmed in 1936 by Howard Bretherton as The Girl from Mandalay. He described his personal experiences from Thailand in the book Teak-Wallah: The Adventures of a Young Englishman in Thailand in the 1920s.
Margo Guryan is an American songwriter, singer, musician and lyricist. As a songwriter, her work was first recorded in 1958, although it was for her 1960s song "Sunday Mornin'", a hit for both Spanky and Our Gang and Oliver, that she is perhaps best known. Her songs have also been recorded by Cass Elliot, Glen Campbell and Astrud Gilberto, among others.
Johnny Dillard Lytle was a jazz drummer and vibraphonist.
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Quartet is Jean Rhys's 1928 debut novel, set in Paris's bohemian café society. Originally published by Chatto and Windus, Quartet was Rhys's first published book other than her short story collection The Left Bank and Other Stories (1927).
Jean Rhys: Letters 1931-1966 is a posthumous compilation of author Jean Rhys's letters, first published in 1984 by André Deutsch and from 1985 by Penguin Books.
"Let Them Call It Jazz" is a short story by Jean Rhys. The story was first published in The London Magazine in February 1962.