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Derek Walcott [microform] : Poet of the New World / James T. Livingston
Bib ID 5252802
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
Livingston, James T
 
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1971 
11 p. 
Summary

Derek Walcott is the major voice of the Caribbean naissance. His strength lies in the creative tension between the particularity of his Caribbean setting and the universalities of his theme and style. His stylistic influences and allusions resemble those of Donne, Marvell, Yeats, Hopkins, Pound, Ransom, Spender, Lowell, and Graves. Passages of his poetry resemble Eliot's "Prufrock" in parody, Thomas in tone, and Auden in satire. The constellation of thematic polarities is responsible for much of the creative power in the poems of Walcott. Fundamental to all of them is Walcott's understanding of the difference between the poles of the New World and the Old. Isolation is the most prominent of Walcott's themes, the isolation of the individual in the modern world, the isolation of the Caribbean from the world's centers of culture and power, and finally the isolation from history that is inherent in the New World poet and his bitter optimism. (LL)

Notes

ERIC Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English (61st, Las Vegas, Nov 25-27, 1971).

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Creative Writing.  |  Literary Criticism.  |  Literary Influences.  |  Literary Styles.  |  Literature Appreciation.  |  Poetry.  |  Poets.  |  Satire.  |  Symbols (Literary)  |  Writing (Composition)  |  Walcott (Derek)  |  Caribbean
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