Not at Home in One's Home: Caribbean Self-fashioning in the Poetry of Luis Palés Matos, Aimé Césaire, and Derek Walcott
This study examines the work of three important 20th century Caribbean poets, focusing on one major work by each of them: Pales Matos' 'Tuntun de pasa y griferia' (Puerto Rico); Cesaire's 'Cahier d'un retour au pays natal' (Martinique), and Derek Walcott's 'Omeros' (St. Lucia).
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