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Walcott, Derek

Works: 563 works in 1,527 publications in 9 languages and 49,103 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Interviews  Biography  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Lyricist, Author of screenplay, Interviewee, Speaker, Composer, Signer, Performer, Author of introduction, Other, Creator, Dedicatee, Honoree, Director, Librettist
Classifications: PR9272.9.W3, 811
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Most widely held works by Derek Walcott
Collected poems, 1948-1984 by Derek Walcott ( Book )
40 editions published between 1984 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,081 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Includes most of the poems in each of Walcott's collections as selected by the poet, and the complete text of Another Life
Omeros by Derek Walcott ( Book )
66 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in 9 languages and held by 2,014 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A poem in seven books of circular narrative design in which Achille, the protagonist, sets out on a fishing expedition and is carried back across the centuries to his ancestral home on the West African coast
The bounty by Derek Walcott ( Book )
21 editions published between 1977 and 2000 in English and held by 1,412 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 )
18 editions published between 1964 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"... Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1992, Walcott has, in the words of Seamus Heaney, 'moved with gradually deepening confidence to found his own poetic domain, independent of the tradition he inherited yet not altogether orphaned from it'. The new Selected Poems, editied by Edward Baugh, provides a map of a domain that is at once parish and universe." From the bookjacket
The prodigal by Derek Walcott ( Book )
20 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 1,295 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 )
39 editions published between 1968 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
White egrets : poems by Derek Walcott ( Book )
17 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,160 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 )
14 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 1,120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Three modern poets look at Frost's work and legacy
Midsummer by Derek Walcott ( Book )
20 editions published between 1983 and 1993 in English and held by 1,001 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Arkansas testament by Derek Walcott ( Book )
22 editions published between 1987 and 1993 in English and Frisian and held by 955 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What the twilight says : essays by Derek Walcott ( Book )
16 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 924 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 )
22 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 872 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."--BOOK JACKET
The star-apple kingdom by Derek Walcott ( Book )
15 editions published between 1979 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The fortunate traveller by Derek Walcott ( Book )
13 editions published between 1981 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Latin American writers at work ( Book )
6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
" ... collection of interviews with some of the most important and acclaimed Latin American writers of our time ..."--P. [4] of cover
Walker ; and The ghost dance by Derek Walcott ( Book )
7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 666 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
Remembrance & Pantomime : two plays by Derek Walcott ( Book )
10 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Odyssey : a stage version by Derek Walcott ( Book )
19 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sea grapes by Derek Walcott ( Book )
11 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tongues of fallen angels; conversations with Jorge Luis Borges [and others by Selden Rodman ( Book )
1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Walcott, Derek A. 1930-
Walcott, Derek Alton 1930-
Wālkūt, Dīrīk 1930-
ديريك والكوت، 1930-
والكوت، ديرك
ウォルコット, デレク
ウォルコット, デレック
English (470)
Spanish (7)
Italian (4)
German (3)
Danish (2)
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Korean (1)
Frisian (1)
Dutch (1)