Collected Poems, 1948-1984

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Macmillan, 1986 - Poetry - 515 pages
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This remarkable collection, which won the 1986 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Poetry, includes most of the poems from each of Derek Walcott's seven prior books of verse and all of his long autobiographical poem, "Another Life." The 1992 Nobel Laureate in Literature, Walcott has been producing--for several decades--a poetry with all the beauty, wisdom, directness, and narrative force of our classic myths and fairy tales, and in this hefty volume readers will find a full record of his important endeavor. "Walcott's virutes as a poet are extraordinary," James Dickey wrote in The New York Times Book Review. "He could turn his attention on anything at all and make it live with a reality beyond its own; through his fearless language it becomes not only its acquired life, but the real one, the one that lasts . . . Walcott is spontaneous, headlong, and inventive beyond the limits of most other poets now writing."
  

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Review: Collected Poems, 1948-1984

User Review  - Karen Jean Matsko Hood - Goodreads

I was not familiar with Derek Walcott so it was a pleasure to find this used book at Poweell"s book store on a recent trip.This is a substantial book of 510 pages but is an enjoyable book of poems to read and read again. Karen Jean Matsko Hood Read full review

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User Review  - h - Goodreads

does anyone do the long poem like walcott? he articulates the in-between in amazing, singing ways. Read full review

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Index
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Back Cover
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About the author (1986)

Derek Walcott was born in St. Lucia in 1930. He is the author of thirteen collections of poetry, seven collections of plays, and a book of essays. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1992.

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