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Interlocking Basins of a Globe: Essays on Derek Walcott

Published by Peepal Tree Press

ISBN: 9781845232207

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Interlocking Basins of a Globe is a fascinating new study of the first Caribbean writer to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, Derek Walcott. The essays range from critical discussion of Walcott’s earliest poetry in Twenty-Five Poems (1948) to his most recent collections exploring the approach of old age, The Prodigal (Faber, 2006) and White Egrets (Faber, 2011).

The reflections also extend beyond his poetry, to include his drama, rhetoric, essays and criticism. The contributors are: Patrick Anthony, Jean Antoine-Dunne, Edward Baugh, Rhonda Cobham Sander, Rachel Friedman, George B. Handley, Harold McDermott, Antonia McDonald, Kenneth Ramchand, Louis Regis and Gordon Rohlehr.

Jean Antoine-Dunne is a Senior Lecturer in Literatures in English at the University of the West Indies, St Augustine. She is a former Unilever Newman Scholar in Film and Modern Literature at University College, Dublin. She is one of the editors of the Journal of West Indian Literature, and a practicing painter.

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