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Phillips, Caryl

Overview
Works: 151 works in 892 publications in 11 languages and 25,135 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Novels  Psychological fiction  Historical fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Biographical fiction  Biographical fiction, American  Essays  Biography 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Adapter, Interviewer, Editor, Other, Creator, Contributor, Scenarist
Classifications: PR9275.S263, 823.914
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Crossing the river by Caryl Phillips( Book )

74 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of three different members of the same African American family, one a missionary to Liberia in the 1830s, one a freed slave settling in the "wild West", and one an American GI stationed in England during WWII
A distant shore by Caryl Phillips( Book )

40 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the acclaimed author of "The Nature of Blood" and "The Atlantic Sound" comes a masterful new novel set in contemporary England about an African man and an English woman whose hidden lives are revealed in their fragile, fateful connection
Cambridge : a novel by Caryl Phillips( Book )

55 editions published between 1991 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 1,287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A prim and increasingly apprehensive Englishwoman observes the peculiarities and barely veiled brutality of a sugar plantation
Dancing in the dark by Caryl Phillips( Book )

26 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fictional re-creation of the life and times of Bert Williams, the first black entertainer in the United States to achieve success, a man who dons blackface to become a headliner in the Ziegfeld Follies
The lost child by Caryl Phillips( Book )

23 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reimagining of Wuthering Heights traces the multigenerational forces that shape the lives of a young Heathcliff, the Brontë sisters and their brother
Foreigners by Caryl Phillips( Book )

26 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life stories of three black men of different times and backgrounds reveals the place and role of the foreigner in English society
In the falling snow by Caryl Phillips( Book )

29 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Estranged from his entire family and accused of harassment by a colleague, social worker and race advocate Keith struggles with growing fears about the pointlessness of his work while tracing the events that have led to his present state
The nature of blood by Caryl Phillips( Book )

41 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lot of outsiders throughout history. The protagonists, whose stories are told in parallel chapters, are mainly Jews. One survives a World War II concentration camp, another lives through the persecution of Jews in 15th century Venice, a third is an Ethiopian Jew in modern Israel. By a West Indian writer, author of Crossing the River
The Atlantic Sound by Caryl Phillips( Book )

30 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and Dutch and held by 950 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liverpool, England; Accra, Ghana; Charleston, South Carolina. These were the points of the triangle forming the major route of the transatlantic slave trade. And these are the cities that acclaimed author Caryl Phillips explores--physically, historically, psychologically--in this wide-ranging meditation on the legacy of slavery and the impact of the African diaspora on the life of a place and its people. In a brilliantly layered narrative, Phillips combines his own observations with the stories of figures from the past. The experiences of an African trader in nineteenth-century Liverpool are contrasted with Phillips's experience of the city, where, as a Caribbean black, he is scorned by the city's "native" blacks. His interactions with American Pan-Africanists coming "home" to Ghana (and with those Ghanaians for whom leaving seems the best hope) are paired with the account of a British-trained African minister in eighteenth-century Accra who turned a blind eye to the slave trade flourishing around him. The story of a white judge who disrupted "the natural order" in Charleston by integrating the Democratic primary in 1947 is set against Phillips's search for remnants of the "pest houses" where slaves were "seasoned" be-fore being sold. Phillips weaves these narrative threads together with acute insight and a novelist's grasp of time, place and character. The result is a provocative and unexpected book, at once historically illuminating and profoundly affecting."--Jacket
The final passage by Caryl Phillips( Book )

52 editions published between 1985 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trouble with her mother and her new husband convinces nineteen-year-old Leila to emigrate from her Caribbean island to England
Higher ground : a novel in three parts by Caryl Phillips( Book )

39 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Africa, a man recounts his days within the grinding machinery of the slave trade. Though spared manacles and a hellish ocean crossing by assisting in the degrading business, he is forced finallty to confront an inescapable, vicious paradox - in the eyes of both his masters and his own people he is a pariah.In America, Rudi Williams serves life imprisonment in a Southern jail, brutalised by his guards and isolated from his fellow inmates. Through his letters he writes home to explain himself, and to educate his family in the radical politics of the emerging Black Movement, we come to know a young man whose refusal to bow to the system not only upholds the remnants of his dignity but also seals his fate.In Europe, where the wounds of war are still open, a woman finds that she cannot, after all, to escape the ghetto. For in England, as formerly in Poland, the world outside is hostile , while inside, in her heart, her life is one of stifling fear and dreadful seclusion
A state of independence by Caryl Phillips( Book )

38 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bertram Francis, a British West Indian, has spent the last 20 years away from the Carribean. Now independence is looming and he is going back to see the end of colonial rule. But the visit is not the nostalgic homecoming he expected as he finds himself an outsider in a place he thought was home
A new world order : essays by Caryl Phillips( Book )

20 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Africa of his ancestry, the Caribbean of his birth, the Britain of his upbringing, and the United States where he now lives are the focal points of award-winning writer Caryl Phillips' profound inquiry into evolving notions of home, identity, and belonging in an increasingly international society. At once deeply reflective and coolly prescient, A New World Order charts the psychological frontiers of our ever-changing world. Through personal and literary encounters, Phillips probes the meaning of cultural dislocation, measuring the distinguishing features of our identities'geographic, racial, national, religious'against the amalgamating effects of globalization. In the work of writers such as V.S. Naipaul, James Baldwin, and Zadie Smith, cultural figures such as Steven Spielberg, Linton Kwesi Johnson, and Marvin Gaye, and in his own experiences, Phillips detects the erosion of cultural boundaries and amasses startling and poignant insights on whether there can be an answer anymore to the question "Where are you from'" The result is an illuminating'and powerfully relevant'account of identity from an exceedingly perceptive citizen of the world. From the Trade Paperback edition
Extravagant strangers : a literature of belonging( Book )

27 editions published between 1977 and 1999 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology by British writers born abroad, featuring the famous and not-so-famous. It illustrates the way tension between the writer and society can lead to interesting fiction. From Conrad to Naipaul
A view of the empire at sunset by Caryl Phillips( Book )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Caryl Phillips's A View of the Empire at Sunset is the sweeping story of the life of the woman who became known to the world as Jean Rhys. Born Ella Gwendolyn Rees Williams in Dominica at the height of the British Empire, Rhys lived in the Caribbean for only sixteen years before going to England. A View of the Empire at Sunset is a look into her tempestuous and unsatisfactory life in Edwardian England, 1920s Paris, and then again in London. Her dream had always been to one day return home to Dominica. In 1936, a forty-five-year-old Rhys was finally able to make the journey back to the Caribbean. Six weeks later, she boarded a ship for England, filled with hostility for her home, never to return. Phillips's gripping new novel is equally a story about the beginning of the end of a system that had sustained Britain for two centuries but that wreaked havoc on the lives of all who lived in the shadow of the empire: both men and women, colonizer and colonized. A true literary feat, A View of the Empire at Sunset uncovers the mysteries of the past to illuminate the predicaments of the present, getting at the heart of alienation, exile, and family by offering a look into the life of one of the greatest storytellers of the twentieth century and retelling a profound story that is singularly its own"--Dust jacket flap
The mystic masseur by Ismail Merchant( Visual )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set amidst the large and prosperous Indian community in mid-20th century Trinidad, The mystic masseur is a magical, bittersweet fable about Ganesh (Aasif Mandvi), a young, aspiring author whose unexpected talents as a healer bring him local fame and enable him to realize his ambitions as a writer. But he also realizes his limitations when his reputation as the legendary "mystic masseur" propels him to national renown and draws him far from his roots and his true self."--Container
The right set : a tennis anthology by Caryl Phillips( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verzameling verhalen over de tennissport
Michael Ondaatje : in conversation with Caryl Phillips by Michael Ondaatje( Visual )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. Ondaatje read from new poems, The Cinnamon Peeler, The English Patient, In the Skin of a Lion, and Running in the Family on December 17, 1996
Rough crossings by Caryl Phillips( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the American War of Independence reaches its climax, the freed plantation slave Thomas Peters and John Clarkson of the British navy embark upon a journey which will redefine racial politics and charge attituded towards slavery forever. Rough Crossings tells the heroic story of the resettlement of a group of former slaves in West Africa and of the bruising relationship between Peters and Clarkson, divided by the barriers of race, but united in their ambition for equality
Dancing in the dark by Caryl Phillips( )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the late 1800s, when the Williams family moves from the Bahamas to the U.S., young Bert is torn between his father's insistence that he become an educated man and his own desire to perform on stage. In 1896 Bert makes a fateful decision--he decides to perform in blackface. Although accused of reviling his race, intelligent and sensitive Bert becomes the mumbling "coon," cakewalking his way to being the first black star in Ziegfeld's Follies
 
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A distant shoreCambridge : a novelDancing in the darkForeignersIn the falling snowThe nature of bloodThe Atlantic SoundThe final passage
Alternative Names
Caryl Phillips romanschrijver uit Saint Kitts en Nevis

Drogin, Karen

Filipss, Kerils 1958-

Phillips, Caryl

Phillips, Caryl 1958-

Филиппс, Кэрил

필립스, 카릴 1958-

フィリップス, キャリル

Languages
English (634)

German (13)

Dutch (12)

French (6)

Swedish (4)

Spanish (3)

Finnish (2)

Italian (2)

Korean (2)

Polish (1)

Latvian (1)