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The Arkansas Testament

Walcott, Derek

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ISBN 10: 0374105820 / ISBN 13: 9780374105822
Published by Farrar Straus, 1987
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Stated first edition. Tan cloth spine, teal boards, black titles. His eighth collection of poems. Fine in near fine DJ with light aging. 117 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 3329

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Title: The Arkansas Testament

Publisher: Farrar Straus

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: First Edition.

Book Type: Book

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Walcott's eight collection of poems is divided into two parts -- "There," verse evoking the poet's native Carribbean, and "Elsewhere."

About the Author:

Derek Walcott (1930-2017) was born in St. Lucia, the West Indies, in 1930. His Collected Poems: 1948-1984 was published in 1986, and his subsequent works include a book-length poem, Omeros (1990); a collection of verse, The Bounty (1997); and, in an edition illustrated with his own paintings, the long poem Tiepolo's Hound (2000). His numerous plays include The Haitian Trilogy (2001) and Walker and The Ghost Dance (2002). Walcott received the Queen's Medal for Poetry in 1988 and the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1992.

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