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Derek Walcott : politics and poetics

Author: Paula Burnett
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text offers an interpretation of the life's work of acclaimed St. Lucian poet, Derek Walcott. It discusses his unique approach to myth, identity, and aesthetics. What emerges is the picture of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Derek Walcott; Derek Walcott; Derek Walcott; Derek Walcott
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paula Burnett
ISBN: 081301882X 9780813018829
OCLC Number: 44979794
Description: xiii, 380 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The Apple of His Island: Introduction --
pt. I. Ideology. 1. Becoming Home: Modeling the Caribbean Subject. 2. Is There That I Born: The Gift of Place. 3. Where Else to Row, but Backward? Dealing with History. 4. The Mind ... Sees Its Mythopoeic Coast: Manipulating Myth --
pt. II. Craft. 5. The Smell of Our Own Speech: The Tool of Language. 6. A Crystal of Ambiguities: The Craft of Mythopoeic Imagery. 7. Appropriating Heirlooms: The Fortunate Traveler's Intertext. 8. The Theatre of Our Lives: Founding an Epic Drama. 9. All You Stick Together: The Epic Federation Dream. 10. The Moment of Stillness: The Arrivants' Last Carnival. 11. The Joy of the Ghost Dance: The American Epic. 12. The Echo of the Shape: Metamorphosis of the Homeric.
Responsibility: Paula Burnett.

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