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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.
|Publisher:||Farrar, Straus and Giroux|
|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.