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Odyssey by Derek Walcott
Book DescriptionEpisodes of the story of Odysseus' protracted wanderings from fallen Troy to his island home of Ithaca are pungently interspersed with a commentary by the blind singer Billy Blue. Proteus, the Old Man of the Sea, the giant Cyclops, Circe and her revellers, ghosts, and mermaids are among the cast. With its vast sweep and richly figurative language, "The Odyssey" confirms that Derek Walcott is as compelling a playwright as he is a poet.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780374523879
Paperback / softback
(216mm x 137mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publish Date: 1-Jul-1993
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Derek Walcott
Poetry of Derek Walcott 1948-2013, Paperback (March 2017)
Draws from every stage of the poet's storied career. This collection prove as enduring as the questions, the passions, that have driven the poet to write for more than half a century.
Poetry of Derek Walcott ,1948-2013, Hardback (February 2014)View all books by Derek Walcott
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 Saint Lucia, the West Indies, in 1930. The author of many plays and numerous books of poetry, he was awarded the Queen's Medal for Poetry in 1988 and the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1992. He lives in Saint Lucia and Boston, where he is completing a collection of essays.
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