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Nobody's nation : reading Derek Walcott

Author: Paul Breslin
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2001.
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Nobody's Nation offers an illuminating look at the St. Lucian, Nobel-Prize-winning writer, Derek Walcott, and grounds his work firmly in the context of West Indian history. Paul Breslin argues that Walcott's poems and plays are bound up with an effort to re-imagine West Indian society since its emergence from colonial rule, its ill-fated attempt at political unity, and its subsequent dispersal into tiny  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Breslin, Paul.
Nobody's nation.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2001
(DLC) 2001002128
Named Person: Derek Walcott; Derek Walcott; Derek- Walcott
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Breslin
ISBN: 9780226074283 0226074285 9780226074269 0226074269 1282069624 9781282069626
OCLC Number: 646808783
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 333 p.)
Contents: Biographical sketch --
"Fishing the twilight for alternate voices" : the early poems and Henri Christophe --
The young playwright in Jamaica --
Adam's amnesia : the uses of memory and forgetting --
Dead ends and green beginnings : Dream on monkey mountain --
Another life : West Indian experience and the problems of narration --
"Pulling in the seine / of the dark sea" : "The schooner flight" --
Derek sans terre : the poetry of the 1980s --
Epic amnesia : healing and memory in Omeros --
Post-Homeric Derek : The bounty and Tiepolo's hound.
Responsibility: Paul Breslin.

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This volume offers an illuminating look at the St Lucian, Nobel prize-winning writer, Derek Walcott, and grounds his work firmly in the context of West Indian history.  Read more...

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