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Walcott, Derek

Works: 807 works in 2,218 publications in 10 languages and 61,518 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Fiction  Essays  Interviews  Epic fiction  Juvenile works  History 
Roles: Author, Lyricist, Director, Interviewee, Author of screenplay, Speaker, Author of introduction, Signer, Performer, Contributor, Narrator, Composer, Other, Creator, Honoree, Collector, Dedicatee, Commentator, wat, Librettist
Classifications: PR9272.9.W3, 811
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Omeros by Derek Walcott( Book )

89 editions published between 1900 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 2,076 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A poem in five books, of circular narrative design, titled with the Greek name for Homer, which simultaneously charts two currents of history: the visible history charted in events -- the tribal losses of the American Indian, the tragedy of African enslavement -- and the interior, unwritten epic fashioned from the suffering of the individual in exile
Collected poems, 1948-1984 by Derek Walcott( Book )

53 editions published between 1984 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,064 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
The bounty by Derek Walcott( Book )

29 editions published between 1977 and 2000 in English and held by 1,332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bounty opens with the title poem, a memorable elegy to Walcott's mother. It also contains a haunting series of poems evoking the poet's native ground, the island of St. Lucia
Selected poems by Derek Walcott( Book )

28 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing from every stage of his career, Derek Walcott's "Selected Poems" brings together famous pieces from his early volumes, including "A Far Cry from Africa" and "A City's Death by Fire," with passages from the celebrated "Omeros" and selections from his latest major works
The prodigal by Derek Walcott( Book )

26 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Do not diminish in my memory villages of absolutely no importance ... Hoard, cherish your negligible existence, your unrecorded history of unambitious syntax, your clean pools of unpolluted light over close stones. The Prodigal is a journey through physical and mental landscapes, from Greenwich Village to the Alps, Pescara to Milan, Germany to Cartagena. But always in "the music of memory, water," abides St. Lucia, the author's birthplace, and the living sea. In his new work, Derek Walcott has created a sweeping yet intimate epic of an exhausted Europe studded with church spires and mountains, train stations and statuary, where the New World is an idea, a "wavering map," and where History subsumes the natural history of his "unimportantly beautiful" island home. Here, the wanderer fears that he has been tainted by his exile, that his life has become untranslatable, and that his craft itself is rooted in betrayal of the vivid archipelago to which, like Antaeus, he must return for the very sustenance of life."
Dream on Monkey Mountain : and other plays by Derek Walcott( Book )

51 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a Caribbean island, the morning after a full moon, Felix Hobain tears through the market in a drunken rage. Taken away to sober up in jail, all that night he is gripped by hallucinations: the impoverished hermit believes he has become a healer, walking from village to village, tending to the sick, waiting for a sign from God. In this dream, his one companion, Moustique, wants to exploit his power. Moustique decides to impersonate a prophet himself, ignoring a coffin-maker who warns him he will die and enraging the people of the island. Hobain, half-awake in his desolate jail cell, terrorized by the specter of his friend's corruption, clings to his visionary quest. He will try to transform himself; to heal Moustique, his jailer, and his jail-mates; and to be a leader for his people. Dream on Monkey Mountain was awarded the 1971 Obie Award for a Distinguished Foreign Play when it was first presented in New York, and Edith Oliver, writing in The New Yorker, called it "a masterpiece." Three of Derek's Walcott's most popular short plays are also included in this volume: Ti-Jean and His Brothers; Malcochon, or The Six in the Rain; and The Sea at Dauphin. In an expansive introductory essay, "What the Twilight Says," the playwright explains his founding of the seminal dramatic company where these works were first performed, the Trinidad Theatre Workshop. First published in 1970, Dream on Monkey Mountain and Other Plays is an essential part of Walcott's vast and important body of work
White egrets : poems by Derek Walcott( Book )

25 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 1,134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this work, the poet treats the characteristic subjects of his career, the Caribbean's complex colonial legacy, his love of the Western literary tradition, the wisdom that comes through the passing of time, the always strange joys of new love, and the sometimes terrifying beauty of the natural world, with an intensity and drive that recall his greatest work. Through the mesmerizing repetition of theme and imagery, he creates an almost surflike cadence, broadening the possibilities of rhyme and meter, poetic form and language. This work is a moving new collection from one of the most important poets of the twentieth century, a celebration of the life and language of the West Indies. It is also a triumphant paean to beauty, love, art, and, perhaps most surprisingly, getting older
Homage to Robert Frost by Joseph Brodsky( Book )

20 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 1,067 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three modern poets look at Frost's work and legacy
Midsummer by Derek Walcott( Book )

35 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and German and held by 1,032 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poems in this sequence of 54, move through time, from the classical age to the present, and space, from Trinidad, Boston to Tahiti, with a wealth of literary and cultural references. Their principal themes are the stasis, both stultifying and provocative, of midsummer in the tropics; the pull of the sea, family, and friendship on one whose circumstances lead to separation; the relationship of poetry to painting; and the place of a poet between two cultures. Walcott records, with his distinctive linguistic blend of soaring imagery and plainly stated facts, the experience of a mid-life period -- in reality and in memory or the imagination. His poems are compelling -- not a mere stringing together of images and ideas but language that delights in itself, rhythms that seem spontaneous and scenes that are vividly there. ISBN 0-374-20884-0 : $12.50
The Arkansas testament by Derek Walcott( Book )

31 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and held by 949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Derek Walcott's eighth collection of poems, The Arkansas Testament, is divided into two parts--"Here," verse evoking the poet's native Caribbean, and "Elsewhere." It opens with six poems in quatrains whose memorable, compact lines further Walcott's continuous effort to crystallize images of the Caribbean landscape and people. For several years, Derek Walcott has lived mainly in the United States. "The Arkansas Testament," one of the book's long poems, is a powerful confrontation of changing allegiances. The poem's crisis is the taking on of an extra history, one that challenges unquestioning devotion. --
What the twilight says : essays by Derek Walcott( Book )

23 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first collection of essays by the Nobel Laureate includes Walcott's moving and insightful examinations of the paradoxes of Caribbean culture, including his noted Nobel lecture, and his reckoning of the work and significance of such poets as Robert Lowell, Joseph Brodsky, Robert Frost, Seamus Heany, and Ted Hughes
Tiepolo's hound by Derek Walcott( Book )

27 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Published with twenty-six full-color reproductions of Derek Walcott's own paintings, the poem is at once the spiritual biography of a great artist in self-imposed exile, a history in verse of Impressionist painting, and a memoir of the poet's desire to catch the visual world in more than words."--Jacket
The star-apple kingdom by Derek Walcott( Book )

25 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in English and Arabic and held by 761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Star-Apple Kingdom is a book written by the author Derek Walcott
The poetry of Derek Walcott 1948-2013 by Derek Walcott( Book )

15 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection spanning the range of the writer's career includes his first published poem, his celebrated verses on violence in Africa, his mature work from "The Star-Apple Kingdom," and his late masterpieces from "White Egrets."
The fortunate traveller by Derek Walcott( Book )

19 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Derek Walcott has for some time been recognized as one of the most accomplished and resourceful poets writing in English. This volume of his work, which contains such poems as "Olde New England" and "Piano Practice" cements this reputation
Remembrance & Pantomime : two plays by Derek Walcott( Book )

17 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Remembrance is the story of an evasively eloquent retired teacher who cannot reconcile his anachronistic love of British culture with the evolution of his family and community in independent Trinidad
Sea grapes by Derek Walcott( Book )

16 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Derek Walcott was aptly described by Laurence Liberman in The Yale Review as "one of the handful of brilliant historic mythologists of our day." Sea Grapes deepens with this major poet's search for true images of the post-Adamic "new world"--especially those of his native Caribbean culture. Walcott's rich and vital naming of the forms of island life is complemented by poems set in America and England, by inward-turning meditations, and by invocations of other poets--Osip Mandelstam, Walt Whitman, Frank O'Hara, James Wright, and Pablo Neruda - Book cover
Walker ; and The ghost dance by Derek Walcott( Book )

8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Walker, first performed in 1992 and revived (in a revised version) in 2001, is named for David Walker, the nineteenth-century black abolitionist from Boston who advocated violent revolt against slavery and galvanized his generation. In Walcott's hands he is a classical hero, a political leader who is also a poet." "The Ghost Dance takes place on a cold winter's day in Dakota, when Kicking Bear brings news of a rebellion to a white widow named Catherine Weldon; when the alarm seeps into the tiny fort nearby, its mixed company splinters apart in the face of the perceived threat. First performed in 1989, it is a parable of American life at a crossroads, drawn from a story with a historical conclusion: Sitting Bull and his Sioux followers will die at the hands of the Army and Indian agents."--BOOK JACKET
The Odyssey : a stage version by Derek Walcott( Book )

21 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With its inspired counterpointing of Homeric and Caribbean themes, Derek Walcott's new play, commissioned by Britain's Royal Shakespeare Company, springs from the same imaginative sources as his epic poem Omeros. Episodes of the story of Odysseus' protracted wanderings from fallen Troy to his island home of Ithaca are pungently interspersed with a commentary by the blind singer Billy Blue. Proteus, the Old Man of the Sea, the giant Cyclops, Circe and her revellers, ghosts, and mermaids are among the cast. With its vast sweep and richly figurative language, The Odyssey confirms that Derek Walcott is as compelling a playwright as he is a poet
Latin American writers at work( Book )

7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... collection of interviews with some of the most important and acclaimed Latin American writers of our time ..."--Page 4 of cover
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Collected poems, 1948-1984
Collected poems, 1948-1984The bountySelected poemsThe prodigalDream on Monkey Mountain : and other playsWhite egrets : poemsHomage to Robert FrostMidsummer
Alternative Names
Derek Alton Walcott

Derek Uolkott

Derek Volkot

Derek Walcott

Derek Walcott dichter uit Saint Lucia

Derek Walcott karibialainen kirjailija

Derek Walcott lucianesch-britteschen Dichter a Schrëftsteller

Derek Walcott lucianisch-britischer Schriftsteller und Literatur-Nobelpreis-Träger

Derek Walcott poeta e scrittore santaluciano

Derek Walcott poeta Saint Lucia, noblista

Derek Walcott poeta y dramaturgo santaluciano

Derek Walcott poète, dramaturge et artiste saint-lucien

Derek Walcott rodák z ostrovního státu Svatá Lucie, spisovatel, dramatik, básník a nositel Nobelovy ceny za literaturu

Derek Walcott Saint Lucia-i költő

Derek Walcott Saint Lucian–Trinidadian poet and playwright

Derek Walcott Saint Luciansk-britisk dramatiker og forfatter

Derek Walcott saintluciansk poet, författare och målare

Derek Walcott svätolucijský spisovateľ, dramatik a básnik

Derek Walcott Taga-Santa Lucia a mannaniw, dramaturgo ken propesor

Dereks Volkots Sentlūsijas/Trinidādas un Tobāgo dzejnieks un dramaturgs, Nobela prēmijas laureāts literatūrā

Thomas, N. Derek Walcott, 1930-2017

Uolkott Derek

Walcott, Derek

Walcott, Derek A. 1930-

Walcott, Derek A. 1930-2017

Walcott Derek Alton

Walcott, Derek Alton 1930-

Walcott, Derek Alton 1930-2017

Walcott, Derek Sir 1930-2017

Wālkūt, Dīrīk 1930-

Wālkūt, Dīrīk 1930-2017

Ντέρεκ Γουόλκοτ

Ντέρεκ Γουόλκοτ ποιητής και θεατρικός συγγραφέας από την Αγία Λουκία και το Τρινιντάντ

Дерек Волкот

Дерек Волкотт

Дерек Уолкът

Дерек Уолкът поет и драматург от Сейнт Лусия

Дэрэк Уолкат

Уолкотт, Дерек

Դերեկ Ուոլկոտ

דרק וולקוט

דרק וולקוט סופר בריטי

دريك والكوت

درک والکوت

ديريك والكوت، 1930-

دەرەک والجۆتت

والكوت، ديرك

ڈیرک والکوٹ

ڈیرک ولکوٹ

डेरेक वॉलकॉट

डेरेक वालकाट्ट

ডেরেক ওয়ালকট‌

ডেরেক ওয়ালকট‌ সাহিত্যে নোবেল পুরষ্কার বিজয়ী

ਡੇਰੇਕ ਵਾਲਕੋਟ

டெரெக் வால்காட்

დერეკ უოლკოტი

데릭 월컷

월컷, 데렉 알턴 1930-2017

월컷, 데렉 알튼 1930-2017

월코트, 데릭 1930-2017

월콧, 데릭 1930-2017

ウォルコット, デレク

ウォルコット, デレック