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Episodes 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 Details

ISBN: 9780374523879
ISBN-10: 0374523878
Format: Paperback / softback
(216mm x 137mm x 15mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publish Date: 1-Jul-1993
Country of Publication: United States


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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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