What the Twilight Says
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What the Twilight Says by Derek Walcott
Book DescriptionThe first collection of essays by the Nobel laureate.Derek Walcott has been publishing essays in "The New York Review of Books, The New Republic," and elsewhere for more than twenty years. "What the Twilight Says" collects these pieces to form a volume of remarkable elegance, concision, and brilliance. It includes Walcott's moving and insightful examinations of the paradoxes of Caribbean culture, his Nobel lecture, and his reckoning of the work and significance of such poets as Robert Lowell, Joseph Brodsky, Robert Frost, Les Murray, and Ted Hughes, and of prose writers such as V. S. Naipaul and Patrick Chamoiseau. On every subject he takes up, Walcott the essayist brings to bear the lyric power and syncretic intelligence that have made him one of the major poetic voices of our time.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780374526832
Paperback / softback
(213mm x 137mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Farrar, Strauss & Giroux-3pl
Publisher: Farrar, Strauss & Giroux-3pl
Publish Date: 25-Oct-1999
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 St. Lucia in 1930. His recent works include "Omeros "and" The Bounty." He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1992. He lives in New York City and Castries, St. Lucia.
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