Abandoning Dead Metaphors: The Caribbean Phase of Derek Walcott's Poetry

By Patricia Ismond | Go to book overview

Notes

Chapter 1
1
See Rei Terada, Derek Walcott's Poetry: American Mimicry (Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1992), 10.
2
Derek Walcott, Collected Poems: 1948–1984 (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1986), 127.
3
Terada, American Mimicry, 219.
4
Derek Walcott, “The Figure of Crusoe”, in Critical Perspectives on Derek Walcott, ed. Robert Hamner (Washington, DC: Three Continents Press, 1993), 36.
5
Derek Walcott, “The Antilles: Fragments of Epic Memory”, in What the Twilight Says (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1998), 70.
6
William Baer, ed., Conversations with Derek Walcott (Jackson: University of Mississippi Press, 1996), 58.
7
Interestingly, the phrase “don't leave on the earth” is echoed in the epigraph to Dream on Monkey Mountain (Dream on Monkey Mountain and Other Plays [New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1970; London: Jonathan Cape, 1972]), which is repeated by Makak in the play: “If the moon is earth's friend, / how can we leave the earth?” The quotation is taken from an unidentified Noh play.
8
Octavio Paz, The Bow and the Lyre, trans. Ruth L. Simms (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1973), 218.
9
Walcott, “The Muse of History”, in What the Twilight Says.
10
See ibid., 39; and “Laventille”, CP, 85.
11
Edward Baugh, “The West Indian Writer and His Quarrel with History”, Tapia 7, no. 8 (20 February 1977): 6–7.
12
James Livingston, cited in Robert Hamner, Derek Walcott (New York: Twayne, 1993), 64.
13
Walcott, “What the Twilight Says: An Overture”, in What the Twilight Says.
14
In addition to Baugh's “The West Indian Writer”, see the following: Lloyd Brown, “Caribbean Castaway, New World Odyssey: Derek Walcott's Poetry”, Journal of Commonwealth Literature 11, no. 2 (December 1976): 149–59; R.D.E. Burton, “Derek Walcott and the Medusa of History”, Caliban 3, no. 2 (1980): 3–48; Michel Fabre,

-281-

Notes for this page

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this book

This book has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this book

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this page

Cited page

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited page

Bookmark this page
Abandoning Dead Metaphors: The Caribbean Phase of Derek Walcott's Poetry
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgments viii
  • Abbreviations x
  • Chapter One - The Caribbean Focus 1
  • Chapter Two - Juvenilia to in a Green Night 17
  • Chapter Three - The Castaway and the Gulf 43
  • Chapter Four - Revolutionary Creed, Race, Politics and Society 103
  • Chapter Five - Alter/native Metaphors in Fulfilment 140
  • Chapter Six - Towards Another Life 225
  • Notes 281
  • Bibliography 295
  • Index 304
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this book

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen
/ 309

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.