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A New World Order: Essays (Vintage International) [Paperback]

By Caryl Phillips (Author)
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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's profound inquiry into evolving notions of home, identity, and belonging in an increasingly international society.

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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. S. Naipaul, James Baldwin, and Zadie Smith, cultural figures such as Steven Spielberg, Linton Kwesi Johnson, and Marvin Gaye, and in his own experiences, Phillips detects the erosion of cultural boundaries and amasses startling and poignant insights on whether there can be an answer anymore to the question "Where are you from?" The result is an illuminating-and powerfully relevant-account of identity from an exceedingly perceptive citizen of the world.

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A New World Order: Essays (Vintage International) by Caryl Phillips has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • New York Review of Books - 10/10/2002 page 33
  • Kirkus Reviews - 03/01/2002 page 315
  • Publishers Weekly - 04/08/2002 page 221
  • Booklist - 05/15/2002 page 1568


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Studio: Vintage
Pages   309
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.98" Width: 5.28" Height: 0.7"
Weight:   0.5 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Apr 30, 2002
Publisher   Vintage
Edition  New  
ISBN  0375714030  
ISBN13  9780375714030  


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More About Caryl Phillips


Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Caryl Phillips is the author of numerous works of fiction and nonfiction including "Dancing in the Dark," "Crossing the River," and "Color Me English." His novel "A Distant Shore "won the Commonwealth Writers Prize, and his other awards include a Lannan Foundation Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and Britain's oldest literary award the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and lives in New York."

Caryl Phillips currently resides in New York City, in the state of New York. Caryl Phillips was born in 1958.

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1Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > Essays > General
2Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > Essays
3Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > World Literature > British
4Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > World Literature > United States > United States > General
5Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Social Sciences > Sociology > General
6Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Social Sciences > Sociology
7Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Social Sciences > Special Groups > African American Studies
8Books > Subjects > Travel > General > Essays & Travelogues



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New World Writer  Nov 25, 2008
Phillips is the next thing, all right, right up there with the most exciting young intellectual novelists, very much like Coetzee, but black and lacking Coetzee's Eurocentric sensibility. The perspective is that of an Englishman from the colonies, a bit like Orwell, Naipaul, or Lessing. Phillips is, in fact, a Caribbean author, with African roots and an education rooted in the fields of Eton. He is a gentlemen scholar, an amateur, if you will, and not an academic. In this regard he reminds one of Sontag or Vidal, perhaps even of Camus. Unlike Sontag and Coetzee, however, his center of gravity is post-colonial rather than central European. He doesn't reveal an affinity for Kafka, as much as for American jazz and an affection for Marvin Gaye. He is very good, however, on major literary figures such as James Baldwin, Gordimer, and Derek Walcott. Clearly, he is drawn to African -American lit and culture, but this collection's greatest contribution may be in his appreciations of lesser known figures such as Glissant, James, and Chamoiseau. He is well-read, witty, even erudite, but he can be tough and penetrating, harsh, but never mean. His dissection of V. S. Naipaul is hard-going but persuasive. These are well-written essays, a fine collection of pieces from a versatile, generous writer who loves literature.
 

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