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Derek Walcott (1930–2017)

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Derek Alton Walcott was born in Castries, St. Lucia on January 23, 1930. He received a bachelor's degree in French, Latin, and Spanish at the University of the West Indies in 1953. He also began writing plays. His first play, about the revolutionary Haitian leader Henri Christophe, was produced in näytä lisää St. Lucia in 1950. He taught at schools in St. Lucia, Grenada and Jamaica while continuing to write and stage plays. His plays included Lone, Sea at Dauphin, Ti-Jean and His Brothers, Malcochon, and Dream on Monkey Mountain. He later wrote the book and collaborated with the singer and songwriter Paul Simon on the lyrics for The Capeman, a musical about a Puerto Rican gang member who murdered three people in Manhattan in 1959. He was a professor at Boston University from 1981 until retiring in 2007. His metaphorical poetry captured the physical beauty of the Caribbean, the harsh legacy of colonialism, and the complexities of living and writing in two cultural worlds His collections of poetry included In a Green Night, Selected Poems, The Castaway, The Gulf, Sea Grapes, Another Life, Omeros, Tiepolo's Hound, and The Prodigal. He received the Queens Medal for Poetry, the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1992, and the T. S. Eliot Prize for his poetry collection, White Egrets, in 2011. He died on March 17, 2017 at the age of 87. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
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Tekijän teokset

Omeros (1990) 1,152 kappaletta
Collected Poems, 1948-1984 (1986) 526 kappaletta
Selected Poems (2007) 179 kappaletta
White Egrets (2010) 178 kappaletta
The prodigal (2004) 128 kappaletta
The Arkansas Testament (1987) 125 kappaletta
Tiepolo's Hound (2000) 125 kappaletta
The Bounty (1997) 118 kappaletta
What the Twilight Says: Essays (1998) 108 kappaletta
Midsummer (1984) 99 kappaletta
The Odyssey: A Stage Version (1993) 98 kappaletta
Homage to Robert Frost (1996) — Avustaja — 65 kappaletta
The Star-Apple Kingdom (1979) 54 kappaletta
The Antilles (1992) 53 kappaletta
The Fortunate Traveller (1981) 45 kappaletta
Another Life (1973) 39 kappaletta
Sea Grapes (1976) 33 kappaletta
Morning, Paramin (2016) 29 kappaletta
Remembrance and Pantomime (1980) 23 kappaletta
Three Plays (1986) 18 kappaletta
Walker and The Ghost Dance: Plays (2002) 17 kappaletta
In a Green Night (1969) 14 kappaletta
The Castaway and Other Poems (1969) 12 kappaletta
The Joker of Seville & O Babylon! (1978) 12 kappaletta
Vinterlampor : dikter i urval (1991) 9 kappaletta
Poems, 1965-80 (1992) 8 kappaletta
Moon-Child: A Play (2012) 7 kappaletta
Nelle vene del mare 4 kappaletta
Sista karnevalen (1992) 4 kappaletta
Café Martinique (2004) 3 kappaletta
Pleno verano. Poesia selecta. (2012) 3 kappaletta
Islas (1993) 3 kappaletta
PLOUGHSHARES Vol. 13 No. 1 (1987) 2 kappaletta
Pantomime 2 kappaletta
Le opere 1 kappale
Derek Walcott Reads (1994) 1 kappale
Hvide hejrer : digte (2016) 1 kappale
Poemas 1 kappale
Salsa 1 kappale

Associated Works

The Making of a Poem: A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms (2000) — Avustaja — 1,275 kappaletta
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (1995) — Avustaja, eräät painokset929 kappaletta
Ten Poems to Change Your Life (2001) — Avustaja — 355 kappaletta
The Best American Poetry 2000 (2000) — Avustaja — 213 kappaletta
The Art of Losing (2010) — Avustaja — 205 kappaletta
African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle and Song (2020) — Avustaja — 177 kappaletta
The Best American Poetry 1997 (1997) — Avustaja — 167 kappaletta
The Best American Poetry 1998 (1998) — Avustaja — 162 kappaletta
The Vintage Book of African American Poetry (2000) — Avustaja — 149 kappaletta
The Best American Poetry 2009 (2009) — Avustaja — 134 kappaletta
The Best American Poetry 2010 (2010) — Avustaja — 121 kappaletta
Granta 109: Work (2009) — Avustaja — 118 kappaletta
Emergency Kit (1996) — Avustaja, eräät painokset109 kappaletta
The Norton Book of Friendship (1991) — Avustaja — 96 kappaletta
Gods and Mortals: Modern Poems on Classical Myths (1684) — Avustaja — 69 kappaletta
Trinidad Noir: The Classics (2017) — Avustaja — 37 kappaletta
Birds in the Hand: Fiction and Poetry about Birds (2004) — Avustaja — 33 kappaletta
Postcolonial Plays: An Anthology (2001) — Avustaja — 32 kappaletta
One World of Literature (1992) — Avustaja — 24 kappaletta
The Penguin Book of the Ocean (2010) — Avustaja — 20 kappaletta
AQA Anthology (2002) — Tekijä, eräät painokset19 kappaletta
Masters of British Literature, Volume B (2007) — Avustaja — 17 kappaletta
Nobel Writers on Writing (2000) — Avustaja — 14 kappaletta
Out of Bounds: British, Black, and Asian Poets (2012) — Avustaja — 13 kappaletta
Crosswinds: An Anthology of Black Dramatists in the Diaspora (1993) — Playwright — 11 kappaletta
Poetry anthology (2000) — Avustaja, eräät painokset6 kappaletta
Thames: An Anthology of River Poems (1999) — Avustaja — 5 kappaletta

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It would be welcome if OMEROS was accompanied by a tour guide.

"...when the sunrise brightens the river's memory."

Parallels with Homer's Iliad can be hard to find in St. Lucia and Africa.

So good that Ma of the No Pain Cafe finally searches out The Cure that we all might like to find!

Helen and Achille, Helen and Hector, Helen and Major Plunket...? And Hector's baby...?

We understand the characters and travels of Achille, Seven Seas, and Philoctete, yet so little about Helen or Hector.

The author as a main character delivered an unusual turn to the plot of rescues and hallucination.

I felt a connection with St. Lucia, yet little with Achille, Hector, or Helen.

And why did Maud bend to Helen's whims?

OMEROS = mysterious, mystical, inscrutable, cyclical, "con-fu-sion," and yes, inspiring.
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m.belljackson | 20 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 11, 2024 |
I really like The Harbour
 
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salllamander | Feb 11, 2024 |
Ugh, I don't get it and the "verse" is just terrible.
 
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adastra | 20 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 15, 2024 |
Queen and Country was created by Steve McQueen in response to his 2003 commission by the Imperial War Museum's Art Commissions Committee to create a work in response to the war in Iraq. Inspired by the dedication and selflessness of the servicemen and women he met in Basra in 2003, McQueen devised the concept that each of the soldiers killed in the conflict be commemorated on official postage stamps. Using images selected by the families of the deceased, full sheets of stamps, one per soldier with their name and date of death, are displayed in vertical sliding drawers contained in an oak cabinet. Neither for nor against the war, Queen and Country, McQueen's dignified and moving response to his commission as war artist, is a work of personal tribute and commemoration. This commemorative book featuring 160 service men and women has been published on the occasion of the display of the work at the National Portrait Gallery, London, 20 March - 18 July 2010.… (lisätietoja)
 
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