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by Derek Walcott

  • Author: Derek Walcott
  • ISBN: 0374533393
  • ISBN13: 978-0374533397
  • ePub: 1743 kb | FB2: 1315 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Dramas & Plays
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 5, 2012)
  • Pages: 128
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Moon-Child: A Play ePub download

Alongside Joseph Brodsky's words of praise one might mention the more concrete honors that the renowned poet Derek Walcott has received: a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship; the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry; the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Sir Derek Alton Walcott, KCSL, OBE, OCC (23 January 1930 – 17 March 2017) was a Saint Lucian poet and playwright. He received the 1992 Nobel Prize in Literature. He was the University of Alberta's first distinguished scholar in residence, where. He was the University of Alberta's first distinguished scholar in residence, where he taught undergraduate and graduate writing courses. He also served as Professor of Poetry at the University of Essex from 2010 to 2013. His works include the Homeric epic poem Omeros (1990), which many critics view "as Walcott's major achievement

In Moon-Child, the poet and playwright Derek Walcott returns to the island of St. Lucia for a lush and vivid tale of spirituality and the supernatural.

In Moon-Child, the poet and playwright Derek Walcott returns to the island of St. In this lyrical new work, the crafty Planter (who may or may not be the Devil in disguise) schemes to take over the island for development.

Most of the poems in this sequence of fifty where written in close succession during one summer in Trinidad. Their principle themes are the relationship of poetry to painting, the stasis of midsummer in the tropics, and the pull of the sea, family and friendship. Walcott records the experience of middle life - in reality and in memory or the imagination. Lucia for a lush and vivid tale of spirituality and the supernatural

In Moon-Child, the poet and playwright Derek Walcott returns to the island of St. Between him and his goal lies the Bouton family, whose ailing matriarch strikes a bargain: if any of her three sons can get the Devil to feel anger and human weakness, the islanders will win the right to spend the rest of their days in wealth and peace.

Also by Derek Walcott. Having measured the years today by the calendar. For beauty has surrounded. These black children, and freed them of homeless ditties. That tells your seventeenth death, I stayed until.

Three of Derek's Walcott's most popular short plays are also included in this volume: Ti-Jean and His Brothers; Malcochon, or The Six in the Rain; and The Sea at Dauphin. In an expansive introductory essay, "What the Twilight Says," the playwright explains his founding of the seminal dramatic company where these works were first performed, the Trinidad Theatre Workshop. First published in 1970, Dream on Monkey Mountain and Other Plays is an essential part of Walcott's vast and important body of work.

Derek Walcott - Born in 1930, in the West Indies, Derek Walcott . Or so they should, until I hear the cries Of two small children hunting yellow wings, Who break my Sabbath with the thought of sin.

Derek Walcott - Born in 1930, in the West Indies, Derek Walcott received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1992. His play Dream on Monkey Mountain won the Obie Award for distinguished foreign play of 1971. He founded Boston Playwrights' Theatre at Boston University in 1981. His first collection of essays, What the Twilight Says (Farrar, Straus & Giroux), was published in 1998. Brother and sister, with a common pin, Frowning like serious lepidopterists. The little surgeon pierces the thin eyes.

In Moon-Child, the poet and playwright Derek Walcott returns to the island of St. Lucia for a lush and vivid tale of spirituality and the supernatural. In this lyrical new work, the crafty Planter (who may or may not be the Devil in disguise) schemes to take over the island for development. Between him and his goal lies the Bouton family, whose ailing matriarch strikes a bargain: if any of her three sons can get the Devil to feel anger and human weakness, the islanders will win the right to spend the rest of their days in wealth and peace.

In a fable that reaches from St. Lucia's verdant forests to an explosive ending amid its plantation homes, Walcott has crafted a masterwork rich in flowing language and colorful Creole patois. With roots in Caribbean folklore and an eye toward the island's postcolonial legacy and complex racial identities, Moon-Child marks a remarkable new addition to the canon of one of the world's most prolific Caribbean playwrights.