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Beating a restless drum : the poetics of Kamau Brathwaite and Derek Walcott

Author: June Bobb
Publisher: Trenton, NJ : Africa World Press, ©1998.
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June Bobb explores the different ways the Anglophone Caribbean's most important poets engage in rewriting history and re-conceiving a visionary world in which it becomes possible to reconnect the fragments of a past destroyed or denied by the Caribbean's confrontation with the institutions of slavery and colonization. In exploring common links as well as differences between Brathwaite and Walcott, and looking at  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Bobb, June.
Beating a restless drum.
Trenton, NJ : Africa World Press, ©1998
(OCoLC)606977054
Online version:
Bobb, June.
Beating a restless drum.
Trenton, NJ : Africa World Press, ©1998
(OCoLC)609326168
Named Person: Kamau Brathwaite; Derek Walcott; Kamau Brathwaite; Derek Walcott; Kamau Brathwaite; Derek Walcott
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: June Bobb
ISBN: 0865435995 9780865435995 0865436002 9780865436008
OCLC Number: 38831909
Description: viii, 256 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Reconceiving Self and World --
2. Africa and the Poetic Imagination --
3. Language as Salvation --
4. Epic Rhythms in the Caribbean.
Responsibility: June D. Bobb.

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June Bobb explores the different ways the Anglophone Caribbean's most important poets engage in rewriting history and re-conceiving a visionary world in which it becomes possible to reconnect the fragments of a past destroyed or denied by the Caribbean's confrontation with the institutions of slavery and colonization. In exploring common links as well as differences between Brathwaite and Walcott, and looking at their engagement with the mythology of the Caribbean's African experience, the author of this study identifies their contribution to the development of modern Caribbean poetics. Making a contribution to several areas of historical and literary scholarship, the author identifies a specifically Caribbean tradition out of which the poets have emerged.

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