Pdf/E–book [Cambridge] ¾ Caryl Phillips


  • Paperback
  • 192
  • Cambridge
  • Caryl Phillips
  • English
  • 10 October 2020
  • 9780679736899

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  1. says: Pdf/E–book [Cambridge] ¾ Caryl Phillips Caryl Phillips » 2 Read Review Cambridge

    Review Cambridge Pdf/E–book [Cambridge] ¾ Caryl Phillips Beautifully sustained No mere summary can do this story justice It must be read Set in 19th century in a British West Indies colony The narrator is a British woman of middle years who travels to the islands as a kind of naive ethnographer of the plantation which her father owns By doing so she’s forestalling her marriage to an appallingly geezer back in Merry England It’s a tricky proposition to create this white British wo

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    Review Cambridge Pdf/E–book [Cambridge] ¾ Caryl Phillips Reviewing months or even weeks after reading a book has a mildly distorting effect The mind latches on to those firework elements their brightness seared into our memory although the accompanying smoke has blown away Strangely with this one there was very little that remained A burial at sea A bloody murder Looking at it again I do recall that the voices were convincingly rendered The story was a moving one Only I felt the main narrator

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    Review Cambridge Pdf/E–book [Cambridge] ¾ Caryl Phillips Emily is a thirty year old spinster sent to the Caribbean to see the state of her father's plantation After a treacherous sea voyage on which her maid dies Emily arrives to find that her father's plantation manager has disappeared under mysterious circumstances and in his place is the new plantation manager Arnold Brown Brown slowly seduces Emily who incurs the wrath of Brown's former slave mistress She soon begins to fear that Br

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    Pdf/E–book [Cambridge] ¾ Caryl Phillips Some of the other reviewers seem to be confused by aspects of this book First of all it is set at the time between the banning of the slave t

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    Review Cambridge Download Ô PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free » Caryl Phillips Caryl Phillips » 2 Read This book wasn't entirely easy to get through so thank God it was short The writing was undoubtedly good and I enjoyed learning about an eraworld that I was not previously familiar with But Phillips seemed to do little to keep the reader interested and invested

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    Pdf/E–book [Cambridge] ¾ Caryl Phillips Download Ô PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free » Caryl Phillips I wanted to like this book but I couldn't I think because I couldn't shake the thought that the author was interested in making a po

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    Pdf/E–book [Cambridge] ¾ Caryl Phillips You don't get the narrative you want but you get the narrative you need This is not a book that will follow the formulas and conventions you are accustomed to I will say I disagree with the review on the cover I don't feel this is a fast paced novel rather it is slow and thoughtful meditative and frustrating Caryl Phillips doesn't give you a

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    Review Cambridge Download Ô PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free » Caryl Phillips Caryl Phillips » 2 Read I was assigned this book in college and recently realized that I never finished it so I went back and re read it It's a complicated little book The vast majority of it is told in the first person from the perspective of the spinster daughter of an increasingly indebted British landowner She is sent to inspect his sugar plantation in the British West Indies and the majority of the novel is written in the form

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    Pdf/E–book [Cambridge] ¾ Caryl Phillips 35This book is a truly poignant and important narrative of the injustices and horrors of the slave trade with the use of the

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    Pdf/E–book [Cambridge] ¾ Caryl Phillips At first I felt that Emily's account though beautifully and cleverly written was not giving me any new insights or information However that very beauty and cleverness of writing the well researched 19th C voice gi

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Cambridge Summary ê 2 Caryl Phillips » 2 Read S them to devastating effect As a suspenseful and inescapably damning portrait of the schizophrenia of slavery Caryl Phillips's book belongs to the company of Beloved and The Confessions of Nat Turner. You don t get the narrative you want but you get the narrative you need This is not a book that will follow the formulas and conventions you are accustomed to I will say I disagree with the review on the cover I don t feel this is a fast paced novel rather it is slow and thoughtful meditative and frustrating Caryl Phillips doesn t give you a white washed self congratulatory version of history He makes you look at the parts you want to forget the vile ugly ones you want to gloss over in favor of the brighter if they can be considered such points We want forget the philosophical and scientific racism that the racist whites used to justify their treatment of African slaves We want forget the social death imposed on blacks when they were ripped from their families and land of origin We want to forget the way that they were denied any future by their white masters When we whites think of ourselves as having done the right thing by ending chattel slavery it s too easy to think we ve done enough It s important to know and understand the undergirding ideas that supported slavery because so many of them are still present today We don t see them because like the diarist in part 1 of the novel we are blinded by our privilege and our social power Phillips makes us look at it rubs our faces in it and we can t look away He doesn t give us redemption He doesn t give us a white savior This novel is so relevant today It was avant garde for its time early 90s But now in 2020 we can see the effects of not looking deeply at our past and being too uick to pat ourselves on the back So much of the same oppression continues It is baked into our economics and our politics and our communities and our relationships So is this a fun read no But it s a necessary one And in case the novel feels made up or too extreme for some sensibilities all of it was taken sometimes word for word from travel journals from that time period

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Cambridge Summary ê 2 Caryl Phillips » 2 Read A prim and increasingly apprehensive Englishwoman observing the peculiarities and barely veiled brutality of a sugar plantation in the nineteenth century West Indies A devout black slave whose profoun. Reviewing months or even weeks after reading a book has a mildly distorting effect The mind latches on to those firework elements their brightness seared into our memory although the accompanying smoke has blown away Strangely with this one there was very little that remained A burial at sea A bloody murder Looking at it again I do recall that the voices were convincingly rendered The story was a moving one Only I felt the main narrator was a clumsy device her coming as a stranger to this unspecified West Indian sugar plantation just after the abolition of the slave trade was a little too obvious a vehicle for some basic history lessons and her coming at all was hardly credible A nearly 30 year old single female sent by her father from England to inspect the source of his wealth What was he thinking

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Cambridge Summary ê 2 Caryl Phillips » 2 Read Dly Christian sense of justice is about to cost him his life In Cambridge one of England's most highly acclaimed young novelists tells their stories with an uncanny authenticity of voice and juxtapose. I wanted to like this book but I couldn t I think because I couldn t shake the thought that the author was interested in making a point than telling a story It seemed almost that he tried too hard to put the reader into the time and place and the minds of the characters