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Derek Walcott (1930–2017)

Autor(a) de Omeros

71+ Works 3,782 Membros 46 Reviews 17 Favorited

About the Author

Derek Alton Walcott was born in Castries, St. Lucia on January 23, 1930. He received a bachelor's degree in French, Latin, and Spanish at the University of the West Indies in 1953. He also began writing plays. His first play, about the revolutionary Haitian leader Henri Christophe, was produced in mostrar mais St. Lucia in 1950. He taught at schools in St. Lucia, Grenada and Jamaica while continuing to write and stage plays. His plays included Lone, Sea at Dauphin, Ti-Jean and His Brothers, Malcochon, and Dream on Monkey Mountain. He later wrote the book and collaborated with the singer and songwriter Paul Simon on the lyrics for The Capeman, a musical about a Puerto Rican gang member who murdered three people in Manhattan in 1959. He was a professor at Boston University from 1981 until retiring in 2007. His metaphorical poetry captured the physical beauty of the Caribbean, the harsh legacy of colonialism, and the complexities of living and writing in two cultural worlds His collections of poetry included In a Green Night, Selected Poems, The Castaway, The Gulf, Sea Grapes, Another Life, Omeros, Tiepolo's Hound, and The Prodigal. He received the Queens Medal for Poetry, the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1992, and the T. S. Eliot Prize for his poetry collection, White Egrets, in 2011. He died on March 17, 2017 at the age of 87. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras de Derek Walcott

Omeros (1990) 1,145 cópias
Collected Poems, 1948-1984 (1986) 523 cópias
White Egrets (2010) 177 cópias
Selected Poems (2007) 176 cópias
The prodigal (2004) 127 cópias
The Arkansas Testament (1987) 124 cópias
Tiepolo's Hound (2000) 122 cópias
The Bounty (1997) 116 cópias
What the Twilight Says: Essays (1998) 107 cópias
Midsummer (1984) 99 cópias
The Odyssey: A Stage Version (1993) 95 cópias
Homage to Robert Frost (1996) — Contribuinte — 65 cópias
The Star-Apple Kingdom (1979) 54 cópias
The Antilles (1992) 52 cópias
The Fortunate Traveller (1981) 44 cópias
Another Life (1656) 39 cópias
Sea Grapes (1976) 32 cópias
Morning, Paramin (2016) 29 cópias
Remembrance and Pantomime (1980) 21 cópias
Three Plays (1986) 17 cópias
In a Green Night (1969) 14 cópias
The Castaway and Other Poems (1969) 12 cópias
Poems, 1965-80 (1992) 8 cópias
Moon-Child: A Play (2012) 7 cópias
Sista karnevalen (1992) 4 cópias
Café Martinique (2004) 3 cópias
Islas (1993) 3 cópias
PLOUGHSHARES Vol. 13 No. 1 (1987) 2 cópias
Pantomime 2 cópias
Marie LaVeau ; and, Steel : plays (2010) 1 exemplar(es)
Le opere 1 exemplar(es)
Derek Walcott Reads (1994) 1 exemplar(es)
Uman: I Want Everything 1 exemplar(es)
Saared : valik luuletusi 1948-2000 (2009) 1 exemplar(es)
Hvide hejrer : digte (2016) 1 exemplar(es)
El burlador de Sevilla (Teatro) (2014) 1 exemplar(es)
O Starry Starry Night: A Play (2014) 1 exemplar(es)
Poemas 1 exemplar(es)
Salsa 1 exemplar(es)
Ti-jan é dyab-la: pyès teyat (2003) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

The Making of a Poem: A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms (2000) — Contribuinte — 1,268 cópias
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (1995) — Contribuinte, algumas edições929 cópias
Ten Poems to Change Your Life (2001) — Contribuinte — 355 cópias
The Best American Poetry 2000 (2000) — Contribuinte — 213 cópias
The Art of Losing (2010) — Contribuinte — 203 cópias
Teaching with Fire: Poetry That Sustains the Courage to Teach (2003) — Contribuinte — 202 cópias
African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle and Song (2020) — Contribuinte — 176 cópias
The Best American Poetry 1997 (1997) — Contribuinte — 167 cópias
The Best American Poetry 1998 (1998) — Contribuinte — 162 cópias
The Vintage Book of African American Poetry (2000) — Contribuinte — 148 cópias
The Best American Poetry 2009 (2009) — Contribuinte — 134 cópias
The Best American Poetry 2010 (2010) — Contribuinte — 121 cópias
Granta 109: Work (2009) — Contribuinte — 117 cópias
Emergency Kit (1996) — Contribuinte, algumas edições109 cópias
The Norton Book of Friendship (1991) — Contribuinte — 96 cópias
Nobel Lectures: From the Literature Laureates, 1986 to 2006 (2006) — Contribuinte — 72 cópias
Gods and Mortals: Modern Poems on Classical Myths (1684) — Contribuinte — 69 cópias
Trinidad Noir: The Classics (2017) — Contribuinte — 37 cópias
Birds in the Hand: Fiction and Poetry about Birds (2004) — Contribuinte — 33 cópias
Postcolonial Plays: An Anthology (2001) — Contribuinte — 32 cópias
One World of Literature (1992) — Contribuinte — 24 cópias
The Penguin Book of the Ocean (2010) — Contribuinte — 20 cópias
AQA Anthology (2002) — Autor, algumas edições19 cópias
Masters of British Literature, Volume B (2007) — Contribuinte — 17 cópias
Nobel Writers on Writing (2000) — Contribuinte — 14 cópias
Out of Bounds: British, Black, and Asian Poets (2012) — Contribuinte — 13 cópias
Poetry anthology (2000) — Contribuinte, algumas edições6 cópias
Thames: An Anthology of River Poems (1999) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias

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Resenhas

It would be welcome if OMEROS was accompanied by a tour guide.

"...when the sunrise brightens the river's memory."

Parallels with Homer's Iliad can be hard to find in St. Lucia and Africa.

So good that Ma of the No Pain Cafe finally searches out The Cure that we all might like to find!

Helen and Achille, Helen and Hector, Helen and Major Plunket...? And Hector's baby...?

We understand the characters and travels of Achille, Seven Seas, and Philoctete, yet so little about Helen or Hector.

The author as a main character delivered an unusual turn to the plot of rescues and hallucination.

I felt a connection with St. Lucia, yet little with Achille, Hector, or Helen.

And why did Maud bend to Helen's whims?

OMEROS = mysterious, mystical, inscrutable, cyclical, "con-fu-sion," and yes, inspiring.
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m.belljackson | outras 20 resenhas | Apr 11, 2024 |
 
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salllamander | Feb 11, 2024 |
Ugh, I don't get it and the "verse" is just terrible.
 
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adastra | outras 20 resenhas | Jan 15, 2024 |
Queen and Country was created by Steve McQueen in response to his 2003 commission by the Imperial War Museum's Art Commissions Committee to create a work in response to the war in Iraq. Inspired by the dedication and selflessness of the servicemen and women he met in Basra in 2003, McQueen devised the concept that each of the soldiers killed in the conflict be commemorated on official postage stamps. Using images selected by the families of the deceased, full sheets of stamps, one per soldier with their name and date of death, are displayed in vertical sliding drawers contained in an oak cabinet. Neither for nor against the war, Queen and Country, McQueen's dignified and moving response to his commission as war artist, is a work of personal tribute and commemoration. This commemorative book featuring 160 service men and women has been published on the occasion of the display of the work at the National Portrait Gallery, London, 20 March - 18 July 2010.… (mais)
 
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petervanbeveren | Jul 11, 2023 |

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