This new Selected Poems offers for the first time a portable and lucidly ordered retrospect of the fertile career of Derek Walcott, spanning six decades and drawing on twelve collections. Walcott has, in the words of Seamus Heaney, 'moved with gradually deepening confidence to found his own poetic domain, independent of the tradition he inherited yet not altogether orphaned from it.' The new Selected Poems, edited by Edward Baugh, provides a map of a domain that is at once parish and universe.
About the Author
Derek Walcott was born in St Lucia in 1930. His Collected Poems 1948-1984 was published in 1986, and his subsequent works include Omeros (1990), Tiepolo's Hound (2000) and The Prodigal (2005). He received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1992.
"'Walcott is neither a traditionalist nor a modernist. He belongs to no school... He can be naturalistic, expressionistic, surrealistic, imagistic, hermetic, confessional - you name it... He is the man by whom the English language lives.' Joseph Brodsky"
Number Of Pages: 269
Published: 18th January 2007
Dimensions (cm): 22.2 x 14.7 x 2.6
Weight (kg): 0.476