Staff View SUMMARY 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.
Through a reading of Caryl Phillips' most recent novel, The Lost Childthis article examines a paradox at the heart of Phillips' work: The novel focuses on the lot of the lost children who were born in the wake of such a fateful meeting and whose narratives are often missing from the literary and historical records even as their ghostly traces haunt today's British society and indeed the British literary canon.
Yet, as this essay demonstrates, the family disruptions and sense of loss, a legacy of slavery that mars the lives of the characters, are compensated at the fictional level by a form of literary parenthood.
The novel relies on a fruitful intertextual conversation with other novels that, like The Lost Child, invest in the narrative reclamation of absent stories, the unvoiced accounts of orphans and lost, stolen, or denied children of the Empire. If you would like to authenticate using a different subscribed institution that supports Shibboleth authentication or have your own login and password to Project MUSE, click 'Authenticate'.
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View freely available titles:Caryl Phillips is the author of numerous works of fiction and nonfiction. His novel A Distant Shore won the Commonwealth Writers Prize, and his other awards include the Martin Luther King Memorial Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize.
Caryl Phillips was born in St. Kitts, grew up in Leeds, and studied English Literature at Oxford University.
He began writing for the theatre and his plays include Strange Fruit (), Where. Caryl Phillips’ The Lost Child has been for centuries configured in similar ways (as wild, savage, unpre- dictable, changeable, and dangerous, full of mysterious forces that can.
KIRKUS REVIEW. Another novel with a Brontë connection from the award-winning British author. MORE BY CARYL PHILLIPS. Fiction. THE LOST CHILD. by Caryl Phillips Nonfiction. COLOR ME ENGLISH. by Caryl Phillips Fiction. IN THE FALLING SNOW. by Caryl Phillips Fiction.
Caryl Phillips A View of the Empire at Sunset by Caryl Phillips – review Caryl Phillips’s novelisation of the life of Dominican-born author Jean Rhys is sprinkled with brilliance. Caryl Phillips Author Biography Photo: Mariana Cook Caryl Phillips is the author of numerous works of fiction and nonfiction including Dancing in the Dark, Crossing the River, and Color Me English.