Edited by Caryl Phillips
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Extravagant Strangers by Caryl Phillips
Book DescriptionCaryl Phillips has collected writings by thirty-nine extravagant strangers: British writers who were born outside of Britain and see it with clear and critical eyes. These voices prove that English literature, far from being pure or homogenous, has in fact been shaped and influenced by outsiders for over two hundred years. The greatest literature is often born out of irreconcilable tensions between a writer and his or her society.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780679781547
Paperback / softback
(203mm x 132mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Random House Inc
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Caryl Phillips
Colour Me English, Paperback (August 2011)
What do we mean by 'English'? And how does our island look from abroad, and what aspects of our experience do we share with, for example, America - a nation built by outsiders and the huddled masses? This title broadens into a reflective and challenging collection of essays and other non-fiction writing.
In the Falling Snow, Paperback (June 2010)
Social worker Keith, separated from his wife and their teenage son, is floundering in a world of fraught sexual politics, parental responsibilities and class expectations.
Banjo, Paperback (December 2008)» View all books by Caryl Phillips
Lincoln Agrippa Daily, known to his drifter cohorts on the 1920s Marseilles waterfront as 'Banjo', passes his days panhandling and dreaming of starting his own little band, At night Banjo, Malty, Ginger, Dengel, Bugsy, Taloufa, Goosey, and even Jake of Home to Harlem prowl the rough waterfront bistros, drinking, and looking for women.
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Author Biography - Caryl Phillips
Caryl Phillips was born in St. Kitts, West Indies. Brought up in England, he has written for television, radio, theater, and cinema. He is the author of one book of nonfiction, "The European Tribe, " and six novels, "The Final Passage, A State of Independence, Higher Ground, Cambridge, Crossing the River, " and "The Nature of Blood. "His awards include the Martin Luther King Memorial Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a James Tait Black Memorial Prize. He divides his time between London and New York.
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