By (author) Derek Walcott
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Bounty by Derek Walcott
Book Description"The Bounty" was the first book of poems Walcott published after winning the 1992 Nobel Prize in Literature. Opening with the title poem, a memorable elegy to the poet's mother, the book features a haunting series of poems that evoke Walcott's native ground, the island of St. Lucia. "For almost forty years his throbbing and relentless lines kept arriving in the English language like tidal waves," Walcott's great contemporary Joseph Brodsky once observed. "He gives us more than himself or 'a world'; he gives us a sense of infinity embodied in the language."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780374525378
Paperback / softback
(204mm x 156mm x 8mm)
Imprint: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publish Date: 18-Mar-1998
Country of Publication: United States
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Alongside Joseph Brodsky's words of praise one might mention the more concrete honours that the renowned poet Derek Walcott has received: a MacArthur Fellowship; the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry; the Nobel Prize in Literature. This book draws from every stage of the poet's storied career.
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Author Biography - Derek Walcott
Derek Walcott was born in St. Lucia, the West Indies, in 1930. His "Collected Poems: 1948-1984" was published in 1986, and his subsequent works include a book-length poem, "Omeros" (1990); a collection of verse, "The Bounty" (1997); and, in an edition illustrated with his own paintings, the long poem "Tiepolo's Hound" (2000). His most recent collections of plays are "The Haitian Trilogy" (2001) and "Walker and The Ghost Dance" (2002). Walcott received the Queen's Medal for Poetry in 1988 and the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1992.
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