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ISBN13: 9780374523503
ISBN10: 0374523509
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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.

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Derek Walcott was born in St. Lucia in 1930. His Collected Poems: 1948-1984 was published in 1986; his subsequent works include the book-length poem Omeros (1990), The Bounty (1997), and Tiepolo's Hound (2000), illustrated with the poet's own paintings. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1992.

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Lover of Epics, January 4, 2011 (view all comments by Lover of Epics)
Nobel Prize Winner Derek Walcott's "Omeros" is a stunning epic poem set in the Caribbean. The beauty of the poetry is its finest feature -- the writing and rhyme are deftly and creatively accomplished. With a complicated, inventive wit, characters named Achille, Hector, and, of course, Helen, begin the story. Before it ends, the tale ranges the world, although the emphasis remains on Western peoples.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780374523503
Author:
Walcott, Derek
Publisher:
Farrar Straus Giroux
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Single Author *
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Poetry (poetic works by one author)
Subject:
American - African American & Black
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
American - African American
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
38
Publication Date:
19920631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.53 x 5.49 x 1.085 in

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