The Poetry Of Derek Walcott 1948-2013
  • The Poetry Of Derek Walcott 1948-2013
  • The Poetry Of Derek Walcott 1948-2013
ISBN: 0374537577
EAN13: 9780374537579
Language: English
Release Date: Sep 5, 2017
Pages: 640
Dimensions: 1.89" H x 8.9" L x 5.98" W
Weight: 1.94 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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A collection spanning the whole of Derek Walcott's celebrated, inimitable, essential career

He gives us more than himself or 'a world'; he gives us a sense of infinity embodied in the language. Alongside Joseph Brodsky's words of praise one might mention the more concrete honors that the renowned poet Derek Walcott has received: a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship; the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry; the Nobel Prize in Literature.
The Poetry of Derek Walcott 1948-2013 draws from every stage of the poet's storied career. Here are examples of his very earliest work, like In My Eighteenth Year, published when the poet himself was still a teenager; his first widely celebrated verse, like A Far Cry from Africa, which speaks of violence, of loyalties divided in one's very blood; his mature work, like The Schooner Flight from The Star-Apple Kingdom; and his late masterpieces, like the tender Sixty Years After, from the 2010 collection White Egrets.
Across sixty-five years, Walcott grapples with the themes that have defined his work as they have defined his life: the unsolvable riddle of identity; the painful legacy of colonialism on his native Caribbean island of St. Lucia; the mysteries of faith and love and the natural world; the Read More chevron_right

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