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Derek Walcott : Contemporary World Writers - John Thieme

Derek Walcott

Contemporary World Writers

Paperback Published: 13th May 1999
ISBN: 9780719042065
Number Of Pages: 272

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John Thieme here provides a comprehensive study of Derek Walcott's writing from its beginnings in the 1940s to his most recent work. Walcott's poetry and drama are set against the background of various contexts and intertexts--Caribbean, European and other--that have shaped him as a writer. The book contains a broad overview of Walcott's career for students and readers coming to the work of the 1992 Nobel Laureate for the first time.

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Derek Walcott is a perceptive and revealing critical introduction to one of the world's greatest living poets. "The Charleston Daily News"

Acknowledgementsp. ix
Series Editor's Forewordp. xi
List of Abbreviationsp. xii
Chronologyp. xiii
Contexts and intertextsp. 1
Finding a voicep. 24
Founding a West Indian theatrep. 42
The poet as castawayp. 77
Renegotiating rolesp. 101
Odysseysp. 151
Critical overview and conclusionp. 198
Notesp. 206
Select Bibliographyp. 236
Indexp. 245
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ISBN: 9780719042065
ISBN-10: 0719042062
Series: Contemporary World Writers
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 13th May 1999
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 2.08
Weight (kg): 0.31