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Derek Walcott (1930–2017)

Autor(a) de Omeros

70+ Works 3,761 Membros 46 Críticas 17 Favorited

About the Author

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 mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos
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Obras por Derek Walcott

Omeros (1990) 1,145 exemplares
Collected Poems, 1948-1984 (1986) 521 exemplares
Selected Poems (2007) 176 exemplares
White Egrets (2010) 172 exemplares
The prodigal (2004) 127 exemplares
The Arkansas Testament (1987) 123 exemplares
Tiepolo's Hound (2000) 122 exemplares
The Bounty (1997) 115 exemplares
What the Twilight Says: Essays (1998) 106 exemplares
Midsummer (1984) 99 exemplares
The Odyssey: A Stage Version (1993) 93 exemplares
Homage to Robert Frost (1996) — Contribuidor — 64 exemplares
The Star-Apple Kingdom (1979) 52 exemplares
The Antilles (1992) 51 exemplares
The Fortunate Traveller (1981) 44 exemplares
Another Life (1656) 39 exemplares
Sea Grapes (1976) 32 exemplares
Morning, Paramin (2016) 29 exemplares
Remembrance and Pantomime (1980) 20 exemplares
Walker and The Ghost Dance: Plays (2002) 17 exemplares
Three Plays (1986) 17 exemplares
In a Green Night (1969) 14 exemplares
The Castaway and Other Poems (1969) 12 exemplares
The Joker of Seville & O Babylon! (1978) 12 exemplares
Vinterlampor : dikter i urval (1991) 9 exemplares
Poems, 1965-80 (1992) 8 exemplares
Moon-Child: A Play (2012) 7 exemplares
Nelle vene del mare 4 exemplares
Sista karnevalen (1992) 4 exemplares
Café Martinique (2004) 3 exemplares
Pleno verano. Poesia selecta. (2012) 3 exemplares
Islas (1993) 3 exemplares
PLOUGHSHARES Vol. 13 No. 1 (1987) 2 exemplares
Pantomime 2 exemplares
Derek Walcott Reads (1994) 1 exemplar
Hvide hejrer : digte (2016) 1 exemplar
Poemas 1 exemplar
Salsa 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Making of a Poem: A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms (2000) — Contribuidor — 1,260 exemplares
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (1995) — Contribuidor, algumas edições915 exemplares
World Poetry: An Anthology of Verse from Antiquity to Our Time (1998) — Contribuidor — 447 exemplares
Ten Poems to Change Your Life (2001) — Contribuidor — 353 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 2000 (2000) — Contribuidor — 213 exemplares
Teaching with Fire: Poetry That Sustains the Courage to Teach (2003) — Contribuidor — 202 exemplares
The Art of Losing (2010) — Contribuidor — 199 exemplares
African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle and Song (2020) — Contribuidor — 173 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 1997 (1997) — Contribuidor — 167 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 1998 (1998) — Contribuidor — 161 exemplares
The Vintage Book of African American Poetry (2000) — Contribuidor — 144 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 2009 (2009) — Contribuidor — 133 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 2010 (2010) — Contribuidor — 121 exemplares
Granta 109: Work (2009) — Contribuidor — 116 exemplares
Emergency Kit (1996) — Contribuidor, algumas edições108 exemplares
The Norton Book of Friendship (1991) — Contribuidor — 96 exemplares
Nobel Lectures: From the Literature Laureates, 1986 to 2006 (2006) — Contribuidor — 72 exemplares
Gods and Mortals: Modern Poems on Classical Myths (1684) — Contribuidor — 68 exemplares
Trinidad Noir: The Classics (2017) — Contribuidor — 38 exemplares
Postcolonial Plays: An Anthology (2001) — Contribuidor — 32 exemplares
Birds in the Hand: Fiction and Poetry about Birds (2004) — Contribuidor — 32 exemplares
One World of Literature (1992) — Contribuidor — 24 exemplares
The Penguin Book of the Ocean (2010) — Contribuidor — 20 exemplares
AQA Anthology (2002) — Autor, algumas edições19 exemplares
Masters of British Literature, Volume B (2007) — Contribuidor — 16 exemplares
Nobel Writers on Writing (2000) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
Out of Bounds: British, Black, and Asian Poets (2012) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Crosswinds: An Anthology of Black Dramatists in the Diaspora (1993) — Playwright — 10 exemplares
Poetry anthology (2000) — Contribuidor, algumas edições6 exemplares
Thames: An Anthology of River Poems (1999) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares

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David Walcott em Fine Press Forum (Fevereiro 2023)

Críticas

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 outras críticas | 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 outras críticas | 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.… (mais)
 
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petervanbeveren | Jul 11, 2023 |

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Obras
70
Also by
37
Membros
3,761
Popularidade
#6,737
Avaliação
3.9
Críticas
46
ISBN
181
Línguas
13
Marcado como favorito
17

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