Author: Derek Walcott

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783446182998


Page: 343

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Die Schwalbe als Symbol und Leitmotiv in Derek Walcotts Omeros

Author: Katja Pabst

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3638139468

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 19

View: 5776

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2000 im Fachbereich Amerikanistik - Literatur, Note: 2,75, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn (Englisches Institut), Veranstaltung: Hauptseminar: Derek Walcotts Omeros, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Derek Walcotts Longpoem Omeros, welches vordergründig die Geschichte einer Gruppe zumeist farbiger Menschen erzählt und deren Leben auf der karibischen Insel St. Lucia beschreibt, wird von zahlreichen Symbolen getragen. So sind z.B. die Namen der Protagonisten aus der griechischen Mythologie entlehnt. Des weiteren sind das Meer, die Insel St. Lucia und auch Personen und Tiere symbolischer Natur. Im ersten Teil der Arbeit werde ich betrachten, welche zoologischen Merkmale der Schwalbe zugeschrieben werden, um ihre Eigenschaften im weiteren Verlauf der Arbeit auf die Symbolwelt beziehen zu können. Als weiteren Punkt werde ich die Tradition der Schwalbe in der Literatur behandeln und auch auf ihre Perspektivität eingehen. Das Augenmerk wird darauf gerichtet sein, ob es sich bei der Schwalbe um ein Leitmotiv handelt, und ferner, an welchen Stellen sie im Text eingebunden ist. Ich werde mich dabei darauf beschränken, ihr Erscheinen im Zusammenhang mit Achille, Maud, Philoctete und der Erzähler zu untersuchen, und herausarbeiten, welche Bedeutung sie für die einzelnen Personen hat. Ansichten zu übergreifenden Deutungsansätzen für den Roman und die Aussage des Romans für die Gesellschaft werden die Hausarbeit abschließen. [...]

Walcott's Omeros: Revitalization of Wounded Caribbeans

Author: Rahman Mostafiz

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 3730991906

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 22

View: 7562

While writing this epic, Walcott adopts and transforms elements from Pound's The Cantos, Eliot's The Waste Land and Crane's The Bridge. He uses pseudo-Dantean verse, Sapphic prosody, Homeric sensibility and Virgilian methodology, which does not show his inaptness of aesthetic purity of writing epic, but rather shows his attempt to set a new trend in literary modernism. I have defined this new trend as polyglossic epic which I will demonstrate in this book.

Derek Walcott

Author: Rainer Lengeler

Publisher: Verlag Ferd.Sch├╢ningh GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3506728873

Category: Caribbean literature (English)

Page: 93

View: 8572

Epic of the Dispossessed

Derek Walcott's Omeros

Author: Robert D. Hamner

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 9780826211521

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 187

View: 3745

Hamner briefly explains his perception of the epic tradition and its viability in contemporary literature. He examines Walcott's writing career and traces his development of devices, themes, techniques, and a narrative style essential to epic poetry. Although Walcott could not have fully anticipated Omeros, a retrospective view of his writing reveals the consistent accumulation of the skills and broad scope required for such an undertaking. Hamner attempts also to show that Walcott has incorporated into his personal style not only the more obvious aspects of his formal education but also uniquely West Indian cultural material and forms of expression.

Ambition and Anxiety

Ezra Pound's Cantos and Derek Walcott's Omeros as Twentieth-century Epics

Author: Line Henriksen

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042021497

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 342

View: 923

This comparative study investigates the epic lineage that can be traced back from Derek Walcott's Omeros and Ezra Pound's Cantos through Dante's Divina Commedia to the epic poems of Virgil and Homer, and identifies and discusses in detail a number of recurrent key topoi. A fresh definition of the concept of genre is worked out and presented, based on readings of Homer. The study reads Pound's and Walcott's poetics in the light of Roman Jakobson's notions of metonymy and metaphor, placing their long poems at the respective opposite ends of their language poles. Although there has already been an intermittent critical focus on the 'classical' (and 'Dantean') antecedents of Walcott's poetry, the present study is the first to bring together the whole range of epic intertextualities underlying Omeros, and the first to read this Caribbean masterpiece in the context of Pound's achievement.

In the Shadows of Divine Perfection

Derek Walcott's Omeros

Author: Lance Callahan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0203009878

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 144

View: 9506

In the Shadows of Divine Perfection provides an examination of Derek Walcott's Omeros (1990) - the St. Lucian poet's longest work, and the piece that secured his Nobel Laureate - that reveals the deep-seated bond between the root narratives of ancient Greece to the cultural products and practices of the contemporary Caribbean. It presents the first detailed reading of Walcott's highly controversial attempt to craft a Caribbean master narrative. In a detailed analysis of the poem's metrical and structural features, Lance Callahan shows that Omeros's most common figures are ancient Aeolic and Sapphic feet. Also common in Calypso lyrics, these metrical features suggest an ambiguity where some critics have found a faithful homage to the European canon. A similar ambiguity exists in the poem's use of epic machinery and poetic practice - an ambiguity figured most forcefully in the shadow image. Departing from the detail of syllable stress, toward the broad strokes of the Omeros's relationship to its epic precursors, this book also presents an overview of the poem's ideological orientation and a far-reaching critique of current post-colonial theory. In this book, Callahan engages some of the most vexing problems of authenticity by reading Walcott's work alongside ancient Greek literature and culture.

Nobody's Nation

Reading Derek Walcott

Author: Paul Breslin

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226074283

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 340

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Nobody's Nation offers an illuminating look at the St. Lucian, Nobel-Prize-winning writer, Derek Walcott, and grounds his work firmly in the context of West Indian history. Paul Breslin argues that Walcott's poems and plays are bound up with an effort to re-imagine West Indian society since its emergence from colonial rule, its ill-fated attempt at political unity, and its subsequent dispersal into tiny nation-states. According to Breslin, Walcott's work is centrally concerned with the West Indies' imputed absence from history and lack of cohesive national identity or cultural tradition. Walcott sees this lack not as impoverishment but as an open space for creation. In his poems and plays, West Indian history becomes a realm of necessity, something to be confronted, contested, and remade through literature. What is most vexed and inspired in Walcott's work can be traced to this quixotic struggle. Linking extensive archival research and new interviews with Walcott himself to detailed critical readings of major works, Nobody's Nation will take its place as the definitive study of the poet.

Antike Mythen - Mythos Antike

posthumanistische Antikerezeption in der englischsprachigen Lyrik der Gegenwart

Author: Kai Merten

Publisher: Wilhelm Fink Verlag

ISBN: 3770538714

Category: Classical literature

Page: 353

View: 6239

Die griechisch-römische Antike ist seit etwa einem Jahrzehnt wieder ein zentraler Bezugspunkt kultureller Rezeption und Repräsentation: so im Theater und im Film, in Ausstellungen und allen voran in der Literatur. Daß dabei vor allem die antiken Mythen Interesse finden, liegt nicht zuletzt daran, daß die Antike selbst zum posthumanistischen Mythos geworden ist. An einem umfangreichen Textkorpus aus der englischsprachigen Gegenwartslyrik erkundet die vorliegende Studie Voraussetzungen und Ausprägungen einer neuen Mythopoetik, die zur Grundlage das Ende des Humanismus und dessen poetische Aufarbeitung hat. Lektüren zentraler lyrischer Texte von 1970 bis heute, u.a. von Tony Harrison, Derek Walcott und Eavan Boland, verbinden sich mit einer breit angelegten Analyse des Statuswandels der Antike in der englischsprachigen Welt zur ersten umfassenden Untersuchung zeitgenössischer literarischer Antikerezeption.

Literary Form as Postcolonial Critique

Epic Proportions

Author: Katharine Burkitt

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409405990

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 162

View: 8838

Focusing on works by Derek Walcott, Les Murray, Anne Carson and Bernardine Evaristo, Burkitt investigates the relationship between literary form and textual politics in postcolonial narrative poems and verse-novels. Her book makes a critical intervention in the politics of literary form as she notes the way works by these authors disrupt and undermine the expectations attached to particular genres and literary traditions.

The Cambridge Companion to the Epic

Author: Catherine Bates

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139828274

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

View: 8092

Every great civilisation from the Bronze Age to the present day has produced epic poems. Epic poetry has always had a profound influence on other literary genres, including its own parody in the form of mock-epic. This Companion surveys over four thousand years of epic poetry from the Babylonian Epic of Gilgamesh to Derek Walcott's postcolonial Omeros. The list of epic poets analysed here includes some of the greatest writers in literary history in Europe and beyond: Homer, Virgil, Dante, Camões, Spenser, Milton, Wordsworth, Keats and Pound, among others. Each essay, by an expert in the field, pays close attention to the way these writers have intimately influenced one another to form a distinctive and cross-cultural literary tradition. Unique in its coverage of the vast scope of that tradition, this book is an essential companion for students of literature of all kinds and in all ages.

Omeros ebraios

sive Historia Hebraeorum ab Homero hebraicis nominibus ac sententiis conscripta in Odyssea et Iliade

Author: Gerard Croese

Publisher: N.A



Page: 665

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Faultlines in Postcoloniality

Contemporary Readings

Author: Ernest L. Veyu,Valentine N. Ubanako

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443868221

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 220

View: 9159

Faultlines in Postcoloniality: Contemporary Readings is a collection of scholarly articles addressing fundamental postcolonial and/or postmodern concerns. The articles are nursed from the background of social, cultural, political, linguistic, ideological and literary tensions in the fabric that holds, or is supposed to hold, the human race and the world together. Variously expressed and exemplified, the articles point to a complex interplay of factors, all of which result in a certain degree of social and literary fragmentation, partly due to the absence of communication or the lack of the creation of communication avenues across the divide, be they imaginary or real. Each of the chapters in this collection bridges the gaps caused by different linguistic, literary and artistic faultlines.

Derek Walcott

Author: Edward Baugh

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139449176

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 254

View: 6212

Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott is one of the Caribbean's most famous writers. His unique voice in poetry, drama and criticism is shaped by his position at the crossroads between Caribbean, British and American culture and by his interest in hybrid identities and diaspora. Edward Baugh's Derek Walcott analyses and evaluates Walcott's entire career over the last fifty years. Baugh guides the reader through the continuities and differences of theme and style in Walcott's poems and plays. Walcott is an avowedly Caribbean writer, acutely conscious of his culture and colonial heritage, but he has also made a lasting contribution to the way we read and value the western literary tradition. This comprehensive 2006 survey considers each of Walcott's published books, offering a guide for students, scholars and readers of Walcott. Students of Caribbean and postcolonial studies will find this a perfect introduction to this important writer.

Walcott's Omeros

A Reader's Guide

Author: Don Barnard

Publisher: First Forum Press

ISBN: 9781935049906

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 285

View: 593

Don Barnard¿s reader¿s guide plumbs the richness, subtlety, and power of Derek Walcott¿s Omeros. Barnard adeptly lays out the major themes of the work, explains Walcott¿s geographical, historical, and autobiographical references, and explores his use of symbolism. He also highlights the qualities that make Omeros a master class in the use of form, rhythm, and rhyme and proposes new solutions to issues raised by earlier critical works. Walcott¿s own comments on both the poem and the writer¿s task enhance this invaluable contribution.

Hidden Mutualities

Faustian Themes from Gnostic Origins to the Postcolonial

Author: Michael Mitchell

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042021101

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 330

View: 8010

Hidden mutualities link the work of major postcolonial writers with Christopher Marlowe's drama of the Faustian pact – the manipulation of the material world in exchange for the soul – written as the 'scientific' world-view was emerging which accompanied the imperial expansion of Europe and has determined the economic and social structures of the colonial and postcolonial world. This fascinating study brings together researches in widely different fields to show how Doctor Faustus reflects a Gnostic / Hermetic tradition marginalized within the dominant European power structures. Rediscovered in the Renaissance, and combined with occult arts such as alchemy and magic, this living tradition informs the work of 'Magus' figures such as Pico della Mirandola, Marcilio Ficino, Trithemius, Johannes Reuchlin, Agrippa of Nettesheim, Paracelsus and John Dee, who are reflected in the Faust tradition and in Prospero in Shakespeare's The Tempest.The second part investigates the dual legacy of the Magus. A counterpoint between a law-governed objective material world and an occult visionary pursuit of the divine potential of the human imagination is traced through the examples of Johan Kepler, Robert Fludd, Isaac Newton, William Blake, Rudyard Kipling, Aleister Crowley, W.B. Yeats, Wolfgang Pauli and C.G. Jung.In the third part, textual analysis reveals how attention to these Faustian themes opens new and exciting critical perspectives in appreciating the works of postcolonial writers, in particularDimetos by Athol Fugard, Disappearance by David Dabydeen, Omeros by Derek Walcott, and the novels of Wilson Harris.