Derek Walcott

Derek Walcott
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Derek Walcott was born in St. Lucia in 1930. He is the author of thirteen collections of poetry, seven collections of plays, and a book of essays. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1992.


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Walcott reads his poem "The Bounty" and poems by Joseph Brodsky

"Hear Nobel Prize-winning poet Derek Walcott read his poem ""The Bounty,""and Joseph Brodsky's ""Lullaby"" and ""Love Song."" Learn more about Derek Walcott at http://us.macmillan.com/author/derekwalcott-author Find Walcott's Selected Poems at http://us.macmillan.com/selectedpoems-9/DerekWalcott Learn more about poet Joseph Brodsky at http://us.macmillan.com/author/josephbrodsky-author Read about Brodsky's Collected Poems in English at http://us.macmillan.com/collectedpoemsinenglish/JosephBrodsk

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Tiepolo's Hound

Derek Walcott
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

From the Nobel laureate, a book-length poem on two educations in painting, a century apart "Between me and Venice the thigh of a hound; my awe of the...


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Three Plays

Derek Walcott
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

The three plays in this collection form a triptych--the central play, a farce, is flanked by two dramas. Together they span the last four decades of Trinidad's...


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The Star-Apple Kingdom

Derek Walcott
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

The Star-Apple Kingdom is a book written by the author Derek Walcott.


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Sea Grapes

Derek Walcott
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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...


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Midsummer

Derek Walcott
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

The poems in this sequence of fifty-four were written to encompass one year, from summer to summer. Their principal themes are the stasis, both stultifying and...


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The Joker of Seville and O Babylon!

Derek Walcott
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Since 1959, Derek Walcott has directed and written for the Trinidad Theatre Workshop. The Joker of Seville, a comedy based on Tirso de Molina's El Burlador de...


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Gulf and Other Poems

Derek Walcott
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

As his title suggests, Derek Walcott's new poems--while making beautiful use of Caribbean imagery--are concerned with themes of isolation and the achievement...


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The Fortunate Traveller

Derek Walcott
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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...


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Another Life

Derek Walcott
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

In his longest and most ambitious poem, Derek Walcott reaches beyond an evocative portrayl of his native West Indies to create a moving elegy on himself and on...


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O Starry Starry Night

Derek Walcott
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

Two masterful artists—Gauguin and van Gogh—come alive in a vibrant exploration of friendship, art, and madness Two painters—Paul Gauguin and Vincent van...


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The Poetry of Derek Walcott 1948-2013

Derek Walcott; Selected by Glyn Maxwell
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A collection spanning the whole of Derek Walcott’s celebrated, inimitable, essential career  “He gives us more than himself or ‘a world’; he gives us a...


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Moon-Child

Derek Walcott
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

In Moon-Child, the poet and playwright Derek Walcott returns to the island of St. Lucia for a lush and vivid tale of spirituality and the supernatural. In this...


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White Egrets

Derek Walcott
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

A DAZZLING NEW COLLECTION FROM ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT POETS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY In White Egrets, Derek Walcott treats the characteristic subjects...


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Selected Poems

Derek Walcott; Edited by Edward Baugh
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

Drawing from every stage of the Nobel laureate's career, Derek Walcott's Selected Poems brings together famous pieces from his early volumes, including "A Far...


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The Prodigal

Derek Walcott
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

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...


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Walker and The Ghost Dance

Derek Walcott
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

Dazzling dramas on American themes from the Nobel laureate On a cold winter's day on the Dakota plains, Catherine Weldon receives a caller, Kicking Bear,...


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The Haitian Trilogy

Derek Walcott
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

Plays by the Nobel-laureate, brought together for the first time In the history plays that comprise The Haitian Trilogy--Henri Christophe, Drums and Colours...


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What the Twilight Says

Derek Walcott
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

The first collection of essays by the Nobel laureate. Derek Walcott has been publishing essays in The New York Review of Books, The New Republic, and...


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The Bounty

Derek Walcott
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

The Bounty was the first book of poems Walcott published after winning the 1992 Nobel Prize in Literature. Opening with the title poem, a memorable elegy to...


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Homage to Robert Frost

Joseph Brodsky, Seamus Heaney, and Derek Walcott
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

Three of our generation's greatest poets explore the misconceptions and mythologies that surround Robert Frost.


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Omeros

Derek Walcott
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

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...


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The Arkansas Testament

Derek Walcott
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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


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Collected Poems, 1948-1984

Derek Walcott
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

This remarkable collection, which won the 1986 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Poetry, includes most of the poems from each of Derek Walcott's seven prior...


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Dream on Monkey Mountain and Other Plays

Derek Walcott
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

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...


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