Abstract

Abstract:

This essay considers Phillips' biographical writings—essays, novels, and hybrid texts. Setting these works in the context of Phillips' lifelong conversation with modernism, the essay argues that Phillips adapts and extends Virginia Woolf's modernist notion of "new biography" by writing about migrant subjects, exemplars of the African diaspora, whose lives and life stories are haunted by the legacies of slavery, colonialism, and their aftermaths.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1920-1222
Print ISSN
0004-1327
Pages
pp. 103-128
Launched on MUSE
2017-09-06
Open Access
No
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