Most widely held works about Derek Walcott
Most widely held works by Derek Walcott
Collected poems, 1948-1984 by Derek Walcott ( Book )
18 editions published between 1986 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,881 libraries worldwide
Includes most of the poems in each of Walcott's collections as selected by the poet, and the complete text of Another Life.
Omeros by Derek Walcott ( Book )
53 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in 11 languages and held by 1,832 libraries worldwide
An interview with Derek Walcott on his epic poem Omeros and his writing. He also reads passages from Omeros.
The bounty by Derek Walcott ( Book )
19 editions published between 1977 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 1,374 libraries worldwide
The Bounty opens with the title poem, a memorable elegy to Walcott's mother. It also contains a haunting series of poems evoking the poet's native ground, the island of St. Lucia.
The prodigal by Derek Walcott ( Book )
13 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 1,245 libraries worldwide
"Do not diminish in my memory villages of absolutely no importance, ... Hoard, cherish your negligible existence, your unrecorded history of unambitious syntax, your clean pools of unpolluted light over close stones. The Prodigal is a journey through physical and mental landscapes, from Greenwich Village to the Alps, Pescara to Milan, Germany to Cartagena. But always in "the music of memory, water," abides St. Lucia, the author's birthplace, and the living sea. In his new work, Derek Walcott has created a sweeping yet intimate epic of an exhausted Europe studded with church spires and mountains, train stations and statuary, where the New World is an idea, a "wavering map," and where History subsumes the natural history of his "unimportantly beautiful" island home. Here, the wanderer fears that he has been tainted by his exile, that his life has become untranslatable, and that his craft itself is rooted in betrayal of the vivid archipelago to which, like Antaeus, he must return for the very sustenance of life." http://www.loc.gov/catdir/description/hol053/2004005147.html.
Homage to Robert Frost by Joseph Brodsky ( Book )
6 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 1,082 libraries worldwide
Three modern poets look at Frost's work and legacy.
Dream on Monkey Mountain, and other plays by Derek Walcott ( Book )
25 editions published between 1970 and 2003 in English and held by 1,073 libraries worldwide
Midsummer by Derek Walcott ( Book )
16 editions published between 1980 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 980 libraries worldwide
The Arkansas testament by Derek Walcott ( Book )
18 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in English and French and held by 942 libraries worldwide
Derek Walcott reads poems from Arkansas testament.
Another life by Derek Walcott ( Book )
25 editions published between 1973 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 909 libraries worldwide
"Derek Walcott's autobiographical poem, Another life, is a loving tribute to the island of his birth and to the people who shared the intimate experiences of his childhood. It is also a personal odyssey, amplified to almost eipic proportions by the extensive themes that encompass his native country and reach deeply into the culture of the New World" -- Cover.
What the twilight says : essays by Derek Walcott ( Book )
9 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 887 libraries worldwide
The first collection of essays by the Nobel Laureate includes Walcott's moving and insightful examinations of the paradoxes of Caribbean culture, including his noted Nobel lecture, and his reckoning of the work and significance of such poets as Robert Lowell, Joseph Brodsky, Robert Frost, Seamus Heany, and Ted Hughes.
White egrets : poems by Derek Walcott ( Book )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 872 libraries worldwide
In this work, the poet treats the characteristic subjects of his career, the Caribbean's complex colonial legacy, his love of the Western literary tradition, the wisdom that comes through the passing of time, the always strange joys of new love, and the sometimes terrifying beauty of the natural world, with an intensity and drive that recall his greatest work. Through the mesmerizing repetition of theme and imagery, he creates an almost surflike cadence, broadening the possibilities of rhyme and meter, poetic form and language. This work is a moving new collection from one of the most important poets of the twentieth century, a celebration of the life and language of the West Indies. It is also a triumphant paean to beauty, love, art, and, perhaps most surprisingly, getting older.
Tiepolo's hound by Derek Walcott ( Book )
16 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 836 libraries worldwide
The star-apple kingdom by Derek Walcott ( Book )
15 editions published between 1979 and 1993 in 5 languages and held by 807 libraries worldwide
The fortunate traveller by Derek Walcott ( Book )
14 editions published between 1981 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 756 libraries worldwide
Latin American writers at work ( Book )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 733 libraries worldwide
" ... collection of interviews with some of the most important and acclaimed Latin American writers of our time ..."--P.  of cover.
Selected poems by Derek Walcott ( Book )
5 editions published between 1951 and 2008 in English and held by 687 libraries worldwide
Drawing from every stage of his career, Derek Walcott's Selected Poems brings together famous pieces from his early volumes, including "A Far Cry from Africa" and "A City's Death by Fire," with passages from the celebrated Omeros and selections from his latest major works, which extend his contributions to reenergizing the contemporary long poem. Here we find all of Walcott's essential themes, from grappling with the Caribbean's colonial legacy to his conflicted love of home and of Western literary tradition; from the wisdom-making pain of time and mortality to the strange wonder of love, the natural world, and what it means to be human. We see his lifelong labor at poetic crafts, his broadening of the possibilities of rhyme and meter, stanza forms, language, and metaphor. Edited and with an introduction by the Jamaican poet and critic Edward Baugh, this volume is a perfect representation of Walcott's breadth of work, spanning almost half a century. -Publisher description.
Remembrance & Pantomime : two plays by Derek Walcott ( Book )
13 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 677 libraries worldwide
Albert Perez Jordan is a schoolmaster who lost his elder son in the 1970 Black Power uprising and who remains distressed by a political commitment he cannot understand. Unable to connect with his family or with his own past, Jordan finds himself divided between an older generation committed to tradition and a younger one playing at revolution.
Walker ; and The ghost dance by Derek Walcott ( Book )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 667 libraries worldwide
Sea grapes by Derek Walcott ( Book )
9 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 587 libraries worldwide
The Odyssey : a stage version by Derek Walcott ( Book )
10 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 568 libraries worldwide
African Americans American poetry Authors Authors, Saint Lucian Authors, Spanish American Authors, Trinidadian Authors, West Indian Biography Caribbean Area Caribbean poetry (English) Criticism, interpretation, etc. Dakota Indians Drama English poetry Essays Europe Exiles France Frost, Robert,--1874-1963 History Intellectual life Interviews Kicking Bear,--1853-1904 Literature Massachusetts--Boston New York (State)--New York--Greenwich Village North Dakota Painters Painting Pissarro, Camille,--1830-1903 Poetry Poetry Poetry, Modern Political and social views Politics and literature Postcolonialism Postmodernism (Literature) Quests (Expeditions) Saint Lucian poetry (English) Saint Lucians Slavery Soyinka, Wole Trinidad and Tobago Trinidadian and Tobagonian literature (English) Trinidadian and Tobagonian poetry (English) United States Walcott, Derek Walker, David,--1785-1830 West Indians West Indies
Walcott, Derek A. 1930-
Walcott, Derek Alton 1930-
Wālkūt, Dīrīk 1930-
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Multiple languages (4)
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Greek, Modern (1)
Creoles and Pidgins, French-based (1)