Caryl Phillips Webliography by Felix Offor
Presentation Navigation <ul><li>About the Author   </li></ul><ul><li>Oeuvre </li></ul><ul><li>Criticism   </li></ul><ul><l...
About the Author   <ul><li>Caryl Phillips is an award novelist. He was born in St. Kitts (i.e. an island in the West Indie...
About the Author (cont.) <ul><li>Caryl Phillips began to branch to other types of works such as writing dramas and documen...
Oeuvre   <ul><li>Most of Phillips’ works have the theme of identity and race (Phillips, “Biography”). Caryl Phillips’ nove...
Oeuvre (cont.) <ul><li>In 1992, he was the Sunday Times’ writer of the year. Caryl Phillips is also an Honorary Fellow of ...
Criticism   <ul><li>The screenplay, “The Mystic Masseur” received a bad review from Slant Magazine. Ed Gonzalez believes t...
Criticism (cont.) <ul><li>When asked how he felt about superimposing himself on Naipaul’s book, he states “[…]  he [Ismael...
Quotations   <ul><li>&quot;The stubborn sun continued to shine brightly in the sky, although it failed to bestow any warmt...
Quotations (cont.) <ul><li>&quot;I believe it's actually irresponsible to turn one's back on one's past if you're a writer...
Quotations (cont.) <ul><li>“ Part of the problem of living in the western world now, certainly part of the problem of livi...
Quotations (cont.) <ul><li>“ Women writers get treated differently anyway, whatever they're writing about. They're often u...
Links:   <ul><li>http://www.slantmagazine.com/film/film_review.asp?ID=296 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.carylphillips.com/i...
Works Cited   <ul><li>Gonzalez, Ed. &quot;The Mystic Masseur.&quot; 2002. August 7  2009. <http://www.slantmagazine.com/fi...
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Caryl Phillips

  1. 1. Caryl Phillips Webliography by Felix Offor
  2. 2. Presentation Navigation <ul><li>About the Author </li></ul><ul><li>Oeuvre </li></ul><ul><li>Criticism </li></ul><ul><li>Quotations </li></ul><ul><li>Links </li></ul><ul><li>Works Cited </li></ul>
  3. 3. About the Author <ul><li>Caryl Phillips is an award novelist. He was born in St. Kitts (i.e. an island in the West Indies). Before he was five months old, his parents decided to move to England (Wikipedia). From the small island of Kitts to the ‘big island’ of England, this move enabled Caryl Phillips to attend Oxford University. There he studied English Literature. Eventually, Caryl Phillips began writing plays, and for his play “The Wasted Years”, he actually won the BBC Giles Cooper Award for Best Radio Play of the year. </li></ul>
  4. 4. About the Author (cont.) <ul><li>Caryl Phillips began to branch to other types of works such as writing dramas and documentaries for radio and television. He writes about both fiction and non-fiction, and he has also been an editor for a couple of anthologies. He is an all around author who has stepped into many fields of writing. His experience is very valuable to English Literature, and fortunately, he has also taught at various places around the world. Currently, he is a Professor of English at Yale University (Phillips, “Biography”). </li></ul>
  5. 5. Oeuvre <ul><li>Most of Phillips’ works have the theme of identity and race (Phillips, “Biography”). Caryl Phillips’ novel, “The Foreigners” is a mixture of fact and fiction about the lives of three black men in England. The Book highlights the struggles of three black men in England, and their overall role in society. This book made Phillips a finalist for the Essence Literary Award. Phillips’ screenplay “The Mystic Masseur” made it to film, and received the Argentina Silver Ombu for Best Screenplay at the Mar Del Plata Film Festival race (Phillips, “Biography”). </li></ul>
  6. 6. Oeuvre (cont.) <ul><li>In 1992, he was the Sunday Times’ writer of the year. Caryl Phillips is also an Honorary Fellow of the Queen’s College, and he won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize which is Britain’s oldest literary award (Phillips, “Biography”). The James Tait Black Memorial Prize was won for his book, “Crossing the River”. This book is about a father’s three children who are forced into the African slave trade in 1753. The book focuses on the different identities the children obtain as a result of slavery (Phillips, “Fiction”). </li></ul>
  7. 7. Criticism <ul><li>The screenplay, “The Mystic Masseur” received a bad review from Slant Magazine. Ed Gonzalez believes that too much information was given about his early days as a schoolteacher. Mr. Gonzalez would’ve liked to see more information on the main character’s (i.e. Ganesh) fall from grace. He believes that was the most important part about the main character. Just to provide some background on the screenplay, the screenplay is based on a book by V.S. Naipaul. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Criticism (cont.) <ul><li>When asked how he felt about superimposing himself on Naipaul’s book, he states “[…] he [Ismael Merchant] asked me to write the screenplay because Ruth Prawer Jabhvala [Academy Award-Winning Screemwriter] thought that I would be the best person to do it [write the screenplay]” (Phillips 105-106, “Conversations”). So Phillips felt perfectly fine about writing the screenplay. This stands to be one of Phillips’ most controversial works yet because Naipaul didn’t even want him to do the screenplay. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Quotations <ul><li>&quot;The stubborn sun continued to shine brightly in the sky, although it failed to bestow any warmth on either myself or the two dozen sombre souls gathered outside of Bolt Court&quot; (Phillips 3, “Foreigners”). </li></ul>
  10. 10. Quotations (cont.) <ul><li>&quot;I believe it's actually irresponsible to turn one's back on one's past if you're a writer.&quot; (Phillips 105, “Conversations”). </li></ul>
  11. 11. Quotations (cont.) <ul><li>“ Part of the problem of living in the western world now, certainly part of the problem of living in the United States and being a teacher in the United States, is that people have no respect for the past. People have no understanding of their own history and, in fact, they think it's cool not to.” (Phillips 150, “Conversations”) </li></ul>
  12. 12. Quotations (cont.) <ul><li>“ Women writers get treated differently anyway, whatever they're writing about. They're often undervalued and underappreciated by the reading public unless they're writing a particular type of genre, whether it's &quot;chick lit&quot; or romance fiction. A serious women writer is always going to live in the shadow of the surrounding male writers.&quot; (Phillips 169, “Conversations”) </li></ul>
  13. 13. Links: <ul><li>http://www.slantmagazine.com/film/film_review.asp?ID=296 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.carylphillips.com/index.html </li></ul><ul><li>http:// en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caryl_Phillips#Novels </li></ul>
  14. 14. Works Cited <ul><li>Gonzalez, Ed. &quot;The Mystic Masseur.&quot; 2002. August 7 2009. <http://www.slantmagazine.com/film/film_review.asp?ID=296>. </li></ul><ul><li>Phillips, Caryl. &quot;Biography (of Caryl Phillips).&quot; 2009. August 7 2009. </li></ul><ul><li><http://www.carylphillips.com/biography.html>. </li></ul><ul><li>---“Fiction: Crossing The River.” 2009. August 7 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>< http://www.carylphillips.com/crossing-the-river.html >. </li></ul><ul><li>---“ Foreigners.” 1st ed. New York: Vintage, 2007. Print. </li></ul><ul><li>---“Conversations.” Conversations with Caryl Phillips (Literary Conversations Series). Schatteman, Renee, ed. University Press of Mississippi, 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia. (2009, August 7) Caryl Phillips. [Online]. Available: <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caryl_Phillips#Novels>. </li></ul>

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