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Phillips, Caryl

Works: 124 works in 744 publications in 10 languages and 22,659 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Biographical fiction  Historical fiction  Biography  Interviews  Filmed interviews  Educational films 
Roles: Author, Interviewer, Editor, Other, Creator, Scenarist, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR9275.S263, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Caryl Phillips
A distant shore by Caryl Phillips( Book )

34 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 1,415 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 )

53 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... A prim and increasingly apprehensive Englishwoman observing the peculiarities-and barely veiled brutality-of a sugar plantation in the nineteenth-century West Indies. A devout black slave whose profoundly Christian sense of justice is about to cost him his life ... As a suspenseful and inescapably damming portrait of the schizophrenia of slavery, Caryl Phillip's book belongs in the company of Beloved and The Confessions of Nat Turner." From the book jacket
Dancing in the dark by Caryl Phillips( Book )

22 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,331 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
Foreigners by Caryl Phillips( Book )

26 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,143 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 )

27 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,051 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 )

37 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 1,005 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 )

22 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 871 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 )

47 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 845 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 )

38 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raamvertelling over discriminatie en racisme
A state of independence by Caryl Phillips( Book )

36 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 687 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
Extravagant strangers : a literature of belonging( Book )

25 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 490 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
The bachelor by Caryl Phillips( Recording )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After news of his mother's weak heart summons him home, globetrotting journalist Roman Chandler loses a coin toss with his brothers that determines who will relinquish his bachelor status to give their mother a grandchild. Roman decides to 'settle down' without giving up his travel-intensive job, and as one of the most handsome men in town, he can have his pick of the local women except for Charlotte Bronson, his high school crush. Thoughts of her parents' miserable long-distance marriage keep Charlotte from accepting Roman's proposal, despite the sexual sparks that fly at their every encounter. Mutual attraction eventually proves too powerful to resist, however, but first Roman must win her trust"--Container
Michael Ondaatje in conversation with Caryl Phillips by Michael Ondaatje( Visual )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 269 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
The mystic masseur by Ismail Merchant( Visual )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 251 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
Caryl Phillips( Visual )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caryl Phillips was born in St. Kitts, West Indies, and has published five works of fiction which present different perspectives of the African diaspora and explore the anatomy of slavery with stylistic virtuosity and memorable characters who tell the stories of those who survived slavery. He reads from Crossing the River
Dancing in the dark by Caryl Phillips( )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 204 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
The right set : a tennis anthology by Caryl Phillips( Book )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From stately lawns and gentlemen players to Andre Agassi and Venus Williams: 65 great writings on tennis that chronicle the transformation of the sport. Since its inception, tennis has embraced traditions more patrician than plebeian. But times--and tennis--have changed. The game once reserved for royalty has moved from estate lawns to the concrete courts of the city. Old guard amateurs have given way to prodigies plastered with corporate logos. And while barriers of gender, race, and class have been shattered, the modern plagues of self-promotion, the paparazzi, and challengers of ever-escalating talent loom large. In The Right Set, award-winning novelist and editor Caryl Phillips presents a collection of writings on the remarkable evolution of a gentleman's pastime into a sport of jet-set players of athletic and psychological genius. Here are the stories of champions, from the Renshaw twins to "ghetto Cinderella" Venus Williams. Here, too, are volleys between tradition and innovation--debates on everything from etiquette and earnings to AndrE Agassi's rejection of the customary tennis whites. Insightful, informative, wonderfully entertaining, The Right Set is as colorful and surprising as the game itself. John McPhee on Ashe vs. Graebner David Higdon on Venus Williams James Thurber on Helen Wills Martina Navratilova on Bad Losers Martin Amis on Smashing the Rackets and more From the Trade Paperback edition
Rough crossings : Britain, the slaves, and the American Revolution by Simon Schama( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In response to a declaration by the last royal governor of Virginia that any rebel-owned slave who escaped and served the King would be emancipated, tens of thousands of slaves--Americans who clung to the sentimental notion of British freedom--escaped from farms, plantations and cities to try to reach the British camp. This mass movement lasted as long as the war did, and a military strategy originally designed to break the plantations of the American South had unleashed one of the great exoduses in American history. Schama details the odyssey of the escaped blacks through the fires of war and the terror of potential recapture at the war's end, into inhospitable Nova Scotia, where thousands who had served the Crown were betrayed and, in a little-known hegira of the slave epic, sent across the broad, stormy ocean to Sierra Leone.--From publisher description.̓
Colour me English : selected essays by Caryl Phillips( Book )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The European tribe by Caryl Phillips( Book )

19 editions published between 1987 and 2000 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this richly descriptive and haunting narrative, Caryl Phillips chronicles a journey through modern-day Europe, his quest guided by a moral compass rather than a map. Seeking personal definition within the parameters of growing up black in Europe, he discovers that the natural loneliness and confusion inherent in long jorneys collides with the bigotry of the "European Tribe"--A global community of whites caught up in an unyielding, Eurocentric history. Phillips deftly illustrates the scenes and characters he encounters, from Casablanca and Costa del Sol to Venice, Amsterdam, Oslo, and Moscow. He ultimately discovers that "Europe is blinded by her past, and does not understand the high price of her churches, art galleries, and history as the prison from which Europeans speak." In the afterword to the Vintage edition, Phillips revisits the Europe he knew as a young man and offers fresh observations
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A distant shore
Alternative Names
Caryl Phillips Kittian-British writer

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

Cambridge : a novelDancing in the darkForeignersIn the falling snowThe nature of bloodThe Atlantic SoundThe final passageHigher ground : a novel in three parts