Reference : Caryl Phillips: Writing in the Key of Life
Books : Collective work published as editor or director
Arts & humanities : Literature
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/39984
Caryl Phillips: Writing in the Key of Life
English
Ledent, Bénédicte mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des langues et littératures modernes > Langue et linguistique anglaises modernes >]
Tunca, Daria mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des langues et littératures modernes > Langue et linguistique anglaises modernes - Département des langues et littératures modernes >]
2012
Rodopi
Cross/Cultures: Readings in the Post/Colonial Literatures in English 146
xxi, 441
978-90-420-3455-6
Amsterdam & New York
The Netherlands & NY
[en] Writing in the Key of Life is the first critical collection devoted to the British-Caribbean author Caryl Phillips, a major voice in contemporary anglophone literatures. Phillips’s impressive body of fiction, drama, and non-fiction has garnered wide praise for its formal inventiveness and its incisive social criticism as well as its unusually sensitive understanding of the human condition.
The twenty-six contributions offered here, including two by Phillips himself, address the fundamental issues that have preoccupied the writer in his now three-decades-long career – the enduring legacy of history, the intricate workings of identity, and the pervasive role of race, class, and gender in societies worldwide.
Most of Phillips’s writing is covered here, in essays that approach it from various thematic and interpretative angles. These include the interplay of fact and fiction, Phillips’s sometimes ambiguous literary affiliations, his long-standing interest in the black and Jewish diasporas, his exploration of Britain and its ‘Others’, and his recurrent use of motifs such as masking and concealment.
Writing in the Key of Life testifies to the vitality of Phillipsian scholarship and confirms the significance of an artist whose concerns, at once universal and topical, find particular resonance with the state of the world at the beginning of the twenty-first century.
CEREP (Centre d'Enseignement et de Recherche en Etudes Postcoloniales)
Researchers ; Students
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/39984
http://www.rodopi.nl/ntalpha.asp?BookId=CC+146&type=new&letter=

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