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Extravagant strangers, a literature of belonging, edited by Caryl Phillips

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Extravagant strangers, a literature of belonging, edited by Caryl Phillips
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Index
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Extravagant strangers
Nature of contents
bibliography
Oclc number
39313635
Responsibility statement
edited by Caryl Phillips
Sub title
a literature of belonging
Summary
An anthology by British writers born abroad, featuring the famous and not-so-famous. It illustrates the way tension between the writer and society can lead to interesting fiction. From Conrad to Naipaul
Table Of Contents
The shortcomings of Christian England (1770) / Ukawsaw Gronniosaw -- Letter to Mr Sterne (1776) / Ignatius Sancho -- Voyage to England (1789) / Olaudah Equiano -- A word about dinners (1846) / William Thackeray -- From The nigger of the 'Narcissus' (1897) / Joseph Conrad -- The English flag (1891) / Rudyard Kipling -- Letter to David Kahma (1947) ; Letter to Geoffrey Stone (1948) ; Letter to Edgar Preston Richardson (1948) / Wyndham Lewis -- Letter to Henry Eliot (1914) ; Letter to Eleanor Hinkley (1914) / T.S. Eliot -- The tiredness of Rosabel (1924) / Katherine Mansfield -- First steps (1979) / Jean Rhys -- Bloomsbury : an encounter with Edith Sitwell (1932) / C.L.R. James -- Confessions of a down and out (1933) / George Orwell -- From Choice of straws (1965) / E.R. Braithwaite -- London at night (1969) / Lawrence Durrell -- In defence of the underground (1987) / Doris Lessing -- From The angel at the gate (1982) / Wilson Harris -- From The lonely Londoners (1956) / Samuel Selvon -- 'From Lucy : Englan' Lady' (1982) ; 'From Lucy : Carnival wedd'n', 1981' (1982) / James Berry -- From Three continents (1987) / Ruth Prawer Jhabvala -- A voyage (1954) / George Lamming -- An ingrate's England (1989) / Peter Porter -- First impressions of London (1993) / J.G. Ballard -- From Little Eden : a child at war (1978) / Eva Figes -- The journey (1987) / V.S. Naipaul -- From Oleander, jacaranda (1994) / Penelope Lively -- From Bye-bye, blackbird (1971) / Anita Desai -- From darkest England (1996) / Christopher Hope -- Living in Earls Court (1984) / Shiva Naipaul -- A general election (1983) / Salman Rushdie -- From Pilgrim's way (1988) / Abdulrazak Gurnah -- The child I never was (1986) ; Assassins (1983) / George Szirtes -- From Sour sweet (1982) / Timothy Mo -- Fly away home (1997) / William Boyd -- Inglan is a bitch (1980) / Linton Kwesi Johnson -- From Reef (1994) / Romesh Gunesekera -- From The remains of the day (1989) / Kazuo Ishiguro -- London taxi driver (1988) / David Dabydeen -- The machine that cried (1986) / Michael Hofmann -- Disparities (1986) / Ben Okri
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