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Description - The Bounty by Derek Walcott

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 Details

ISBN: 9780374525378
ISBN-10: 0374525374
Format: 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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Author Biography - Derek Walcott

Derek Walcott (1930-2017) 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 numerous plays include 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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