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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 visa mer 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) visa färre
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Verk av Derek Walcott

Omeros (1990) 1,144 exemplar
Collected Poems, 1948-1984 (1986) 521 exemplar
Selected Poems (2007) 176 exemplar
White Egrets (2010) 173 exemplar
The prodigal (2004) 127 exemplar
The Arkansas Testament (1987) 123 exemplar
Tiepolo's Hound (2000) 122 exemplar
The Bounty (1997) 115 exemplar
What the Twilight Says: Essays (1998) 106 exemplar
Midsummer (1984) 99 exemplar
The Odyssey: A Stage Version (1993) 93 exemplar
Homage to Robert Frost (1996) — Bidragsgivare — 64 exemplar
The Antilles (1992) 52 exemplar
The Star-Apple Kingdom (1979) 52 exemplar
The Fortunate Traveller (1981) 44 exemplar
Another Life (1656) 39 exemplar
Sea Grapes (1976) 32 exemplar
Morning, Paramin (2016) 29 exemplar
Remembrance and Pantomime (1980) 20 exemplar
Three Plays (1986) 17 exemplar
In a Green Night (1969) 14 exemplar
The Castaway and Other Poems (1969) 12 exemplar
Poems, 1965-80 (1992) 8 exemplar
Moon-Child: A Play (2012) 7 exemplar
Sista karnevalen (1992) 4 exemplar
Café Martinique (2004) 3 exemplar
Islas (1993) 3 exemplar
PLOUGHSHARES Vol. 13 No. 1 (1987) 2 exemplar
Pantomime 2 exemplar
Derek Walcott Reads (1994) 1 exemplar
Hvide hejrer : digte (2016) 1 exemplar
Poemas 1 exemplar
Salsa 1 exemplar

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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 andra recensioner | Apr 11, 2024 |
 
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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 andra recensioner | 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.… (mer)
 
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