Search - List of Books by Derek Walcott

"The English language is nobody's special property. It is the property of the imagination: it is the property of the language itself." -- Derek Walcott
The Hon. Derek Alton Walcott, OCC (born January 23, 1930) is a Caribbean poet, playwright, writer and visual artist. Born in Castries, Saint Lucia, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1992.

His work, which developed independently of the schools of magic realism emerging in both South America and Europe at around the time of his birth, is intensely related to the symbolism of myth and its relationship to culture. He is best known for his epic poem Omeros, an allusive, loose reworking of Homeric story and tradition into a journey within the Caribbean and beyond to Africa, New England, the American West, Canada, and London (with frequent reference to the Greek Islands).

Walcott founded the Trinidad Theatre Workshop in 1959, which has produced his plays (and others) since that time, and remains active with its Board of Directors. He also founded Boston Playwrights' Theatre at Boston University in 1981 with the hope of creating a home for new plays in Boston, Massachusetts. Walcott retired from teaching poetry and drama in the Creative Writing Department at Boston University in 2007. In fall 2009, he will commence a three year distinguished scholar in residence position at University of Alberta. He continues to give readings and lectures throughout the world. He divides his time between his home in the Caribbean and New York City.

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Total Books: 113
Morning Paramin
2016 - Morning Paramin (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780374213428
ISBN-10: 0374213429
Genres: Arts & Photography, Literature & Fiction
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O Starry Starry Night A Play
2014 - O Starry Starry Night a Play (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780374227074
ISBN-10: 0374227071
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Weie Reiher
2012 - Weie Reiher (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783446238671
ISBN-10: 3446238670
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White Egrets Poems
2011 - White Egrets Poems (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780374532703
ISBN-10: 0374532702
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Queen and Country Steve McQueen
2010 - Queen and Country Steve Mcqueen (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780863556364
ISBN-10: 0863556361
Genre: Arts & Photography
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White Egrets Poems
2010 - White Egrets Poems (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780374289294
ISBN-10: 0374289298
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Francesco Clemente Three Rainbows
2009 - Francesco Clemente Three Rainbows (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9788881587452
ISBN-10: 8881587459
Genre: Arts & Photography
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Saint Lucia Portrait of an Island
2008 - Saint Lucia Portrait of an Island [Say It in Scots] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780230022263
ISBN-10: 023002226X
Genre: Travel
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Collected Poems 19481984
2008 - Collected Poems 19481984 (Other)
ISBN-13: 9781439510131
ISBN-10: 143951013X
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Selected Poems
2007 - Selected Poems (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780374531119
ISBN-10: 0374531110
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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La voz del crepusculo / The voice of twilight
2007 - La Voz Del Crepusculo / the Voice of Twilight [Alianza Literaria - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788420643830
ISBN-10: 8420643831
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Der verlorene Sohn
2007 - Der Verlorene Sohn (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783446207578
ISBN-10: 3446207570
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Selected Poems of Derek Walcott
2007 - Selected Poems of Derek Walcott (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780571227105
ISBN-10: 0571227104
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Prodigal  A Poem
2006 - The Prodigal a Poem (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780374530167
ISBN-10: 0374530165
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Prodigal
2006 - The Prodigal (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780571226528
ISBN-10: 0571226523
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Mappa Del Nuovo Mondo
2005 - Mappa Del Nuovo Mondo [Italian Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788845909603
ISBN-10: 8845909603
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Nonfiction
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Another Life Fully Annotated
2004 - Another Life Fully Annotated (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780894108686
ISBN-10: 0894108689
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction
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Estudios de teatro actual en lengua inglesa
2002 - Estudios De Teatro Actual En Lengua Inglesa (Other)
ISBN-13: 9788483742150
ISBN-10: 8483742152
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Walker and The Ghost Dance Plays
2002 - Walker and the Ghost Dance Plays (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780374528140
ISBN-10: 0374528144
Genres: Arts & Photography, Literature & Fiction
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The Haitian Trilogy Plays Henri Christophe Drums and Colours and The Haytian Earth
Mittsommer / Midsummer
2001 - Mittsommer / Midsummer (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783446201026
ISBN-10: 3446201025
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1993 - Selected Poetry [Caribbean Writers] (Paperback)Paperback
1975 - Gulf and Other Poems [Poetry Paperbacks] (Paperback)Hardcover
Hart Crane [Video Tape: Voices & Visions Series, 60 Minutes - VHS] (Paperback)Paperback
Caf Martinique [French Edition] (Paperback)
La Lumire Du Monde [French Edition] (Paperback)
La Odisea [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)