Tigers Are Better-Looking

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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. [1] 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. [2]


Stories found in Tigers are Better-Looking

(Introduced by a preface to the original 1927 collection of twenty-two)

Previous publications

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

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  1. Rhys, Jean (1968). Tigers are better-looking, with a selection from The left bank Stories. London: André Deutsch. ISBN   0-233-95987-4. OCLC   251900714.
  2. Tigers are Better-Looking , retrieved 2020-05-07