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Phillips, Caryl

Works: 127 works in 730 publications in 11 languages and 19,689 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Novels  Historical fiction  Biographical fiction  Biography  Interviews  Filmed interviews 
Roles: Author, Interviewer, Editor, Adapter, Other, Creator, Author of introduction, Scenarist
Classifications: PR9275.S263, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Caryl Phillips
Crossing the river by Caryl Phillips( Book )

65 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,812 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 )

34 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 1,406 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 1,331 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 )

22 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,322 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 1,138 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
The lost child by Caryl Phillips( Book )

22 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,052 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 )

26 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,046 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 1,003 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 final passage by Caryl Phillips( Book )

48 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 849 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 2007 in 3 languages and held by 750 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 685 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 )

26 editions published between 1977 and 1999 in English and held by 491 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 290 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, but first Roman must win her trust
Michael Ondaatje : in conversation with Caryl Phillips by Michael Ondaatje( Visual )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 265 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 )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 250 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 )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 218 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( Recording )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 195 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 195 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 by Caryl Phillips( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shelter by Jayne Anne Phillips( Book )

6 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While camping in the Appalachians in West Virginia, four girl guides meet a group of hillbillies and what follows is a tale heavy with sex and menace, ending in violent drama. On the surface, a confrontation between evil and innocence, except that as the story progresses the girls turn out to be not so innocent. By the author of Machine Dreams
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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

English (520)

German (12)

Dutch (12)

French (5)

Swedish (4)

Spanish (3)

Finnish (2)

Italian (2)

Polish (1)

Latvian (1)

Korean (1)

A distant shoreCambridge : a novelDancing in the darkForeignersIn the falling snowThe nature of bloodThe final passageHigher ground : a novel in three parts