by Derek Walcott


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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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ISBN-13: 9780374523503
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date: 06/01/1992
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 408,984
Product dimensions: 5.58(w) x 8.56(h) x 0.95(d)

About the Author

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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