The Poetry Of Wole Soyinka

The Poetry Of Wole Soyinka

by Tanure Ojaide
     
 
The Nobel Laureate's reputation as a dramatist tends to cloud his poetic achievement, and in modern African literature, poetry lives in the shadow of fiction. The criticism of Soyinka's poetry has so far centred on his themes of individuality and death, his imagery, and on the controversy over his authenticity, obscurity and difficulty. Here, in a new approach, an

Overview

The Nobel Laureate's reputation as a dramatist tends to cloud his poetic achievement, and in modern African literature, poetry lives in the shadow of fiction. The criticism of Soyinka's poetry has so far centred on his themes of individuality and death, his imagery, and on the controversy over his authenticity, obscurity and difficulty. Here, in a new approach, an academic himself and one of the leading younger generation of African poets, discusses critically the voice and viewpoint of the poet with the object of establishing Soyinka's persona. The book covers the personality and world view of the man, as revealed in his poetry.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789780230067
Publisher:
African Books Collective Limited
Publication date:
01/01/2002
Series:
Malthouse Critical Books Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
152
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.33(d)

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