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Derek Walcott (1930–2017)

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Derek Alton Walcott was born in Castries, St. Lucia on January 23, 1930. He received a bachelor's degree in French, Latin, and Spanish at the University of the West Indies in 1953. He also began writing plays. His first play, about the revolutionary Haitian leader Henri Christophe, was produced in vis mere St. Lucia in 1950. He taught at schools in St. Lucia, Grenada and Jamaica while continuing to write and stage plays. His plays included Lone, Sea at Dauphin, Ti-Jean and His Brothers, Malcochon, and Dream on Monkey Mountain. He later wrote the book and collaborated with the singer and songwriter Paul Simon on the lyrics for The Capeman, a musical about a Puerto Rican gang member who murdered three people in Manhattan in 1959. He was a professor at Boston University from 1981 until retiring in 2007. His metaphorical poetry captured the physical beauty of the Caribbean, the harsh legacy of colonialism, and the complexities of living and writing in two cultural worlds His collections of poetry included In a Green Night, Selected Poems, The Castaway, The Gulf, Sea Grapes, Another Life, Omeros, Tiepolo's Hound, and The Prodigal. He received the Queens Medal for Poetry, the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1992, and the T. S. Eliot Prize for his poetry collection, White Egrets, in 2011. He died on March 17, 2017 at the age of 87. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre
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Værker af Derek Walcott

Omeros (1990) 1,138 eksemplarer
Collected Poems, 1948-1984 (1986) 521 eksemplarer
Selected Poems (2007) 176 eksemplarer
White Egrets (2010) 172 eksemplarer
The prodigal (2004) 127 eksemplarer
The Arkansas Testament (1987) 123 eksemplarer
Tiepolo's Hound (2000) 122 eksemplarer
The Bounty (1997) 115 eksemplarer
What the Twilight Says: Essays (1998) 107 eksemplarer
Midsummer (1984) 98 eksemplarer
The Odyssey: A Stage Version (1993) 92 eksemplarer
Homage to Robert Frost (1996) — Bidragyder — 64 eksemplarer
The Star-Apple Kingdom (1979) 52 eksemplarer
The Antilles (1992) 51 eksemplarer
The Fortunate Traveller (1981) 44 eksemplarer
Another Life (1656) 38 eksemplarer
Sea Grapes (1976) 32 eksemplarer
Morning, Paramin (2016) 29 eksemplarer
Remembrance and Pantomime (1980) 20 eksemplarer
Three Plays (1986) 17 eksemplarer
Walker and The Ghost Dance: Plays (2002) 16 eksemplarer
In a Green Night (1969) 14 eksemplarer
The Castaway and Other Poems (1969) 12 eksemplarer
The Joker of Seville & O Babylon! (1978) 12 eksemplarer
Francesco Clemente: Three Rainbows (2009) 10 eksemplarer
Vinterlampor : dikter i urval (1991) 9 eksemplarer
Ti Jean and His Brothers (A Play) (1998) 8 eksemplarer
Poems, 1965-80 (1992) 8 eksemplarer
Moon-Child: A Play (2012) 7 eksemplarer
Nelle vene del mare 4 eksemplarer
Sista karnevalen (1992) 4 eksemplarer
Pleno verano. Poesia selecta. (2012) 3 eksemplarer
Café Martinique (2004) 3 eksemplarer
Queen and Country: Steve McQueen (2010) 2 eksemplarer
Pantomime 2 eksemplarer
PLOUGHSHARES Vol. 13 No. 1 (1987) 2 eksemplarer
Verano : midsummer (1999) 1 eksemplar
Derek Walcott Reads (1994) 1 eksemplar
Hvide hejrer : digte (2016) 1 eksemplar
Poemas 1 eksemplar
Salsa 1 eksemplar
O Starry Starry Night: A Play (2014) 1 eksemplar
Islas (1993) 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

The Making of a Poem: A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms (2000) — Bidragyder — 1,251 eksemplarer
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (1995) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver914 eksemplarer
World Poetry: An Anthology of Verse from Antiquity to Our Time (1998) — Bidragyder — 447 eksemplarer
Ten Poems to Change Your Life (2001) — Bidragyder — 350 eksemplarer
The Best American Poetry 2000 (2000) — Bidragyder — 213 eksemplarer
Teaching with Fire: Poetry That Sustains the Courage to Teach (2003) — Bidragyder — 201 eksemplarer
The Art of Losing (2010) — Bidragyder — 197 eksemplarer
African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle and Song (2020) — Bidragyder — 168 eksemplarer
The Best American Poetry 1997 (1997) — Bidragyder — 166 eksemplarer
The Best American Poetry 1998 (1998) — Bidragyder — 160 eksemplarer
The Vintage Book of African American Poetry (2000) — Bidragyder — 141 eksemplarer
The Best American Poetry 2009 (2009) — Bidragyder — 133 eksemplarer
The Best American Poetry 2010 (2010) — Bidragyder — 121 eksemplarer
Granta 109: Work (2009) — Bidragyder — 116 eksemplarer
Emergency Kit (1996) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver108 eksemplarer
The Norton Book of Friendship (1991) — Bidragyder — 94 eksemplarer
Nobel Lectures: From the Literature Laureates, 1986 to 2006 (2006) — Bidragyder — 72 eksemplarer
Gods and Mortals: Modern Poems on Classical Myths (1684) — Bidragyder — 68 eksemplarer
Trinidad Noir: The Classics (2017) — Bidragyder — 37 eksemplarer
Postcolonial Plays: An Anthology (2001) — Bidragyder — 32 eksemplarer
Birds in the Hand: Fiction and Poetry about Birds (2004) — Bidragyder — 32 eksemplarer
One World of Literature (1992) — Bidragyder — 24 eksemplarer
The Penguin Book of the Ocean (2010) — Bidragyder — 20 eksemplarer
AQA Anthology (2002) — Forfatter, nogle udgaver19 eksemplarer
Masters of British Literature, Volume B (2007) — Bidragyder — 16 eksemplarer
Nobel Writers on Writing (2000) — Bidragyder — 14 eksemplarer
Out of Bounds: British, Black, and Asian Poets (2012) — Bidragyder — 13 eksemplarer
Crosswinds: An Anthology of Black Dramatists in the Diaspora (1993) — Playwright — 10 eksemplarer
Poetry anthology (2000) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver6 eksemplarer
Thames: An Anthology of River Poems (1999) — Bidragyder — 5 eksemplarer

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salllamander | Feb 11, 2024 |
Ugh, I don't get it and the "verse" is just terrible.
 
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adastra | 19 andre anmeldelser | Jan 15, 2024 |
Queen and Country was created by Steve McQueen in response to his 2003 commission by the Imperial War Museum's Art Commissions Committee to create a work in response to the war in Iraq. Inspired by the dedication and selflessness of the servicemen and women he met in Basra in 2003, McQueen devised the concept that each of the soldiers killed in the conflict be commemorated on official postage stamps. Using images selected by the families of the deceased, full sheets of stamps, one per soldier with their name and date of death, are displayed in vertical sliding drawers contained in an oak cabinet. Neither for nor against the war, Queen and Country, McQueen's dignified and moving response to his commission as war artist, is a work of personal tribute and commemoration. This commemorative book featuring 160 service men and women has been published on the occasion of the display of the work at the National Portrait Gallery, London, 20 March - 18 July 2010.… (mere)
 
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petervanbeveren | Jul 11, 2023 |
The writing in these is lovely, but another reviewer described this volume as "whiny," and it certainly read like that at times. Old age, the dissipation of talent (or worry over such), and the loss of friends and muses are doubtless enough to make one whiny, but I didn't particularly enjoy reading poem after poem about it.
 
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