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Postcolonial odysseys : Derek Walcott's voyages of homecoming

Author: Maeve Tynan
Publisher: Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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" ... highlights the importance of the trope of voyaging in Derek Walcott's poetics, primarily as it pertains to the poet's engagement with classical verse. Focusing specifically on the engagement with Homeric myth, and 'The Odyssey' in particular, it articulates the manner in which Walcott's postcolonial reconfigurations of epic verse both highlights the endurance of the classics as well as demonstrating how  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Derek Walcott; Homer.; Odysseus, King of Ithaca (Mythological character); Odysseus, King of Ithaca (Mythological character); Derek Walcott; Derek Walcott; Derek Walcott; Derek Walcott
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Maeve Tynan
ISBN: 9781443828420 1443828424
OCLC Number: 707460480
Description: xxv, 187 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Part 1: The craft. The siren song of history ; The mythopoiec craft --
Part 2: The voyage. Postcolonial modernisms ; Encycling reversible worlds --
Part 3: The return. Rites of passage ; Voyages of homecoming --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: by Maeve Tynan.

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