Derek Walcott : politics and poetics / Paula Burnett

Author(s): Burnett, Paula, 1942-
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Subjects: Politics and literature--Caribbean Area--History--20th century
Caribbean Area--In literature
West Indies--In literature
Walcott, Derek--Political and social views
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, c2000
LC Classification: P, PR
Table of Contents: Preface
The Apple of His Island: Introduction 1
Pt. I. Ideology
1. Becoming Home: Modeling the Caribbean Subject 13
2. Is There That I Born: The Gift of Place 29
3. Where Else to Row, but Backward? Dealing with History 63
4. The Mind...Sees Its Mythopoeic Coast: Manipulating Myth 91
Pt. II. Craft
5. The Smell of Our Own Speech: The Tool of Language 125
6. A Crystal of Ambiguities: The Craft of Mythopoeic Imagery 159
7. Appropriating Heirlooms: The Fortunate Traveler's Intertext 175
8. The Theatre of Our Lives: Founding an Epic Drama 208
9. All You Stick Together: The Epic Federation Dream 229
10. The Moment of Stillness: The Arrivants' Last Carnival 244
11. The Joy of the Ghost Dance: The American Epic 263
12. The Echo of the Shape: Metamorphosis of the Homeric 281
"To Praise Lovelong": Conclusion 313
Notes 325
Bibliography 361
Index 375
Notes: LCCN: 00064842
ISBN: 081301882X (cloth : alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references (p. [361]-373) and index
Physical Description: xiii, 380 p. ; 24 cm
OCLC Number: 44979794
ISBN/ISSN: 081301882X

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