Bibliography (Masterplots II: African American Literature, Revised Edition)
Calbi, Maurizio. “Encounters on the Estate: Memory, Secrecy, and Trauma in Caryl Phillips’s A Distant Shore.” In The Representation and Transformation of Literary Landscapes: Proceedings of the 4th AISLI Conference, edited by Francesco Cattani and Amanda Nadalini. Venice, Italy: Cafoscarina, 2006. Sees Dorothy and Solomon as strangers to each other and to themselves. Argues that ironies multiply between them, and each is guilty of what he or she sees lacking in the other.
Cooper, Richard Rand. “There’s No Place That’s Home.” Review of A Distant Shore, by Caryl Phillips. The New York Times, October 19, 2003. Observes that, in all his works, Phillips explores the displacement of Africans to foreign lands where they can never feel truly at home.
Kirkus Reviews. Review of A Distant Shore, by Caryl Phillips. 71, no. 16 (August 15, 2003): 104. Argues that A Distant Shore plumbs the depths of racial foolishness; the story is harsh and sad but worth the emotional investment.
Lengeman, William I., III. “Part 4: Caryl Phillips, A Distant Shore.” Knot Magazine (May 5, 2004). http://www.knotmag.com/?article=1292. Reads A Distant Shore as presenting death, hatred, violence, murder, and racism without remorse or apology, as simple facts—to be...
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