Conversations with Derek Walcott / Edition 1

Conversations with Derek Walcott / Edition 1

by William Baer
     
 

When Derek Walcott was awarded the Nobel Prize, he was cited for "a poetic oeuvre of great luminosity, sustained by a historical vision, the outcome of a multicultural commitment." The lively interviews in this collection reveal Walcott's generous and brilliant intelligence as well as his strong, forthright opinions. He discusses the craft of poetry, the status of

See more details below

Overview

When Derek Walcott was awarded the Nobel Prize, he was cited for "a poetic oeuvre of great luminosity, sustained by a historical vision, the outcome of a multicultural commitment." The lively interviews in this collection reveal Walcott's generous and brilliant intelligence as well as his strong, forthright opinions. He discusses the craft of poetry, the status of contemporary poetry and drama, his founding of the Trinidad Theatre Workshop, and his views on a number of influential writers, including Eliot, Auden, Brodsky, Heaney, and Naipaul.

Boldly speaking his mind, Walcott takes many controversial positions on a wide range of subjects, such as Caribbean and U.S. politics, literary instruction in American universities, the proper role of sound in modern poetry, and the "ego" apparent in contemporary American poetry, and problems of race. Whatever the subject, Walcott responds fully and candidly.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780878058556
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
Publication date:
04/01/1996
Series:
Literary Conversations Series
Pages:
228
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.52(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Chronology
There's No Bitterness in Our Literature3
Bajans Are Still Very Insular and Prejudiced7
Walcott on Walcott10
Man of the Theatre17
Conversation with Derek Walcott21
Reflections Before and After Carnival: An Interview with Derek Walcott34
An Interview with Derek Walcott50
Interview64
This Country Is a Very Small Place70
An Interview with Derek Walcott79
An Interview with Nancy Schoenberger86
The Art of Poetry XXXVII: Derek Walcott95
An Interview with Derek Walcott122
An Interview with Derek Walcott135
An Interview with Derek Walcott151
Thinking Poetry: An Interview with Derek Walcott175
The Man Who Keeps the English Language Alive: An Interview with Derek Walcott189
An Interview with Derek Walcott194
Index207

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >