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Phillips, Caryl

Works: 122 works in 675 publications in 10 languages and 22,108 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Biography  Biographical fiction  Historical fiction  Interviews  Political fiction  Drama 
Roles: Author, Interviewer, Editor, Creator, 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 )
50 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 1,799 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 )
33 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,490 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
Dancing in the dark by Caryl Phillips( Book )
21 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and Dutch and held by 1,470 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
Cambridge : a novel by Caryl Phillips( Book )
43 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A prim and increasingly apprehensive Englishwoman observes the peculiarities and barely veiled brutality of a sugar plantation
In the falling snow by Caryl Phillips( Book )
22 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,095 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 )
32 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,029 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 )
26 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 981 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
Foreigners by Caryl Phillips( Book )
9 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 913 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 final passage by Caryl Phillips( Book )
38 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in English and held by 853 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 )
33 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Roman der beskriver tre skæbner i Amerika, Afrika og Europa. De tre personer er alle uden accept fra det samfund de lever i
A state of independence by Caryl Phillips( Book )
31 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in English and held by 704 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 )
18 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and Japanese and held by 512 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 by Caryl Phillips( Book )
25 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 498 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
Foreigners : three English lives by Caryl Phillips( Book )
15 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tells the stories of three black men whose tragic lives speak resoundingly to the place and role of the foreigner in English society. Each story illuminates the complexity and drama that lie behind the simple notions of haplessness that have been used to explain the tragedy of their lives
Michael Ondaatje in conversation with Caryl Phillips by Michael Ondaatje( Visual )
6 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 294 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
Caryl Phillips ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 261 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
The mystic masseur by Ismail Merchant( Visual )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 256 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
The right set : a tennis anthology by Caryl Phillips( Book )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 211 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
Dancing in the dark by Caryl Phillips( Recording )
10 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 211 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
Rough crossings by Caryl Phillips( Book )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
If you were black in America at the start of the Revolutionary War, which side would you want to win' When the last British governor of Virginia declared that any rebel-owned slave who escaped and served the king would be emancipated, tens of thousands of slaves fled from farms, plantations, and cities to try to reach the British camp. A military strategy originally designed to break the plantations of the American South had unleashed one of the great exoduses in U.S. history. With powerfully vivid storytelling, Schama details the odyssey of the escaped blacks through the fires of war and the terror of potential recapture, shedding light on an extraordinary, little-known chapter in the dark saga of American slavery
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Alternative Names
Drogin, Karen
Filipss, Kerils 1958-
Phillips, Caryl
Phillips, Caryl 1958-
フィリップス, キャリル
English (502)
Dutch (7)
German (3)
French (3)
Spanish (3)
Japanese (2)
Finnish (1)
Swedish (1)
Polish (1)
Latvian (1)