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Derek Walcott

Poet, Playwright, Author (23-Jan-1930 — 17-Mar-2017)


William Baer (editor). Conversations With Derek Walcott. University Press of Mississippi. 1996. 211pp.

Edward Baugh. Derek Walcott. Cambridge University Press. 2006. 254pp.

June D. Bobb. Beating a Restless Drum: The Poetics of Kamau Brathwaite and Derek Walcott. Africa World Press. 1998. 256pp.

Paul Breslin. Nobody's Nation: Reading Derek Walcott. University of Chicago Press. 2001.

Paula Burnett. Derek Walcott: Politics and Poetics. University Press of Florida. 2001. 376pp.

Lance Callahan. In the Shadows of Divine Perfection: Derek Walcott's Omeros. London: Routledge. 2003. 144pp.

Robert D. Hamner. Epic of the Dispossessed: Derek Walcott's Omeros. University of Missouri Press. 1997. 187pp.

Robert D. Hamner (editor). Critical Perspectives on Derek Walcott. Lynne Rienner Publishers. 1992. 482pp.

Patricia Ismond. Abandoning Dead Metaphors: The Caribbean phase of Derek Walcott's Poetry. University of the West Indies Press. 2001. 356pp.

Bruce King. Derek Walcott: A Caribbean Life. Oxford University Press. 2000. 714pp.

Charles W. Pollard. New World Modernisms: T. S. Eliot, Derek Walcott, and Kamau Brathwaite. University of Virginia Press. 2004. 240pp.

Guy Rotella. Castings: Monuments and Monumentality in Poems by Elizabeth Bishop, Robert Lowell, James Merrill, Derek Walcott, and Seamus Heaney. Vanderbilt University Press. 2004. 225pp.


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  7. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.796)

  8. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.245)

  9. World Authors 1950-1970 (pp.1504-05)

  10. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.1091)

  11. Britannica Almanac 2006 (p.114)

  12. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.733)

  13. Who's Who in Twentieth-Century World Poetry (p.336)

  14. The Penguin Companion to English Literature (p.537)

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