Derek Walcott Collected Poems 1948-1984

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Collected Poems 1948-1984

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This book includes most of the poems in each of Derek Walcott's seven collections, as selected by the poet, and the complete text of "Another Life" - a narrative poem of over four thousand lines that J.D. McClatchy, writing in "The New Republic," praised as "one of the best long autobiographical poems in English, with the narrative sweep, the lavish layering of details, and the mythic resonance of a certain classic." "Collect Poems" received the 1986 "Los Angeles Times" Book Prize for poetry

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Derek Walcott was born in St Lucia, in the West Indies, in 1930. The author of many plays and books of poetry, most recently White Egrets (2010), he was awarded the Queen's Medal for Poetry in 1988, and the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1992.

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"One of the most instructive experiences afforded by this collected edition is the spectacle of a poet moving with gradually deepening confidence to found his own poetic domain, independent of the tradition he inherited yet not altogether orphaned from it . . . This is a triumphant book."--Seamus Heaney, "The Boston Globe" "It is difficult to think of a poet in our century who--without ever betraying his native sources--has so organically assimilated the evolution of English literature from the Renaissance to the present, who has absorbed the Classical and Judeo-Christian past, and who has mined the history of Western painting as Walcott has. Throughout his entire body of work he has managed to hold in balance his passionate moral concerns with the ideal of art. By his fifty-fifth year Derek Walcott has made his culture, history, and sociology into a myth for our age and into an epic song that has already taken its place in the history of Western literature."--Peter Balakian, "Poet

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