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Phillips, Caryl

Overview
Works: 166 works in 818 publications in 4 languages and 24,419 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Novels  Psychological fiction  Historical fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Biographical fiction  Biography  Interviews  Filmed interviews 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Adapter, Interviewer, Editor, Creator, Other, Scenarist
Classifications: PR9275.S263, 823.914
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Most widely held works about Caryl Phillips
 
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Crossing the river by Caryl Phillips( Book )

63 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,762 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 )

32 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,374 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 )

52 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 1,303 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 )

21 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 1,274 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 1,102 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
In the falling snow by Caryl Phillips( Book )

21 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,006 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 )

26 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 899 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 )

29 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and Dutch and held by 885 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 )

45 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 838 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
Foreigners by Caryl Phillips( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 837 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
A state of independence by Caryl Phillips( Book )

37 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 683 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
Higher ground : a novel in three parts by Caryl Phillips( Book )

30 editions published between 1989 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 654 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 new world order : essays by Caryl Phillips( Book )

19 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 498 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 )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 261 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
Michael Ondaatje : in conversation with Caryl Phillips by Lannan Foundation( Visual )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in English and held by 252 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
The mystic masseur by Ismail Merchant( Visual )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set amidst the large and prosperous Indian community in mid-20th century Trinidad, [the film] 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
Foreigners : three English lives by Caryl Phillips( Book )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A powerful and affecting new book from Caryl Phillips: a hybrid of reportage, fiction, and historical fact that tells the stories of three black men whose lives speak resoundingly to the place and role of the foreigner in English society," "Francis Barber, "given" to the great eighteenth-century writer Samuel Johnson, more companion than servant, afforded an unusual depth of freedom that, after Johnson's death, hastened his wretched demise ... Randolph Turpin, who made history in 1951 by defeating Sugar Ray Robinson, becoming Britain's first black world-champion boxer, a top-class fighter for twelve years whose life ended in debt and despair ... David Oluwale, a Nigerian stowaway who arrived in Leeds in 1949, the events of whose life called into question the reality of English justice, and whose death at the hands of police in 1969 served as a wake-up call for the entire nation." "Each of these men's stories is rendered in a different, perfectly realized voice, Each illuminates the complexity and drama that lie behind the simple notions of haplessness that have been used to explain the tragedy of these lives. And each explores, in entirely new ways, the themes - at once timeless and urgent - that have been at the heart of all of Caryl Phillips's work: belonging, identity, and race
Caryl Phillips( Visual )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in English and held by 209 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 192 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 European tribe by Caryl Phillips( Book )

33 editions published between 1987 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 171 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 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 (552)

Dutch (7)

French (2)

Swedish (1)

Covers
A distant shoreCambridge : a novelDancing in the darkIn the falling snowThe nature of bloodThe Atlantic SoundThe final passageForeigners