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Epic of the dispossessed : Derek Walcott's Omeros

Author: Robert D Hamner
Publisher: Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Epic of the Dispossessed, Robert D. Hamner offers an insightful, well-researched analysis of Omeros, the masterful epic poem by 1992 Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott. Rich and various, Omeros is an innovative extension of the epic tradition. Despite Walcott's insistence that he violates the formula - he notes his autobiographical presence in the poem and the absence of classical heroic figures and epic battles - the
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Hamner, Robert D.
Epic of the dispossessed.
Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©1997
(OCoLC)656805495
Named Person: Derek Walcott; Homer; Homer; Derek Walcott; Homère; Derek Walcott; Homer; Derek Walcott; Derek Walcott; Derek Walcott; Homer.
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert D Hamner
ISBN: 0826211240 9780826211248 0826211526 9780826211521
OCLC Number: 36663076
Description: x, 187 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Walcott's Odyssey --
Philoctete's wound --
The battle over Helen --
The middle passage: Africa --
The middle passage: North America --
The middle passage: Europe --
The healing --
Home from the sea.
Responsibility: Robert D. Hamner.

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This analysis of Walcott's ""Omeros"", argues that the poem is an innovative extension of the epic tradition. The book examines Walcott's writing career and traces his development of devices, themes,  Read more...

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