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The Fortunate Traveller

The Fortunate Traveller

Derek Walcott

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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Derek Walcott has for some time been recognized as one of the most accomplished and resourceful poets writing in English. The volume of his work in The Fortunate Traveller, which contains such poems as "Olde New England" and "Piano Practice," cements this reputation.

Nobel Prize For Literature, Nobel Prize in Literature

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“In this, his fifth collection, Derek Walcott again probes the two cultures he inhabits--the US and Trinidad--to produce a comprehensive, multifaceted picture of the two realms and of a mind divided between them.” —Kirkus Reviews

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About the author

Derek Walcott

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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