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Caryl 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 Details

ISBN: 9780679781547
ISBN-10: 0679781544
Format: Paperback / softback
(203mm x 132mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Random House Inc
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: United States

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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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