Derek Alton Walcott

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Derek Alton Walcott 1930- ? Major West Indian Poet and Dramatist
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Derek Walcott Lived most of his life in Trinidad Awarded Nobel Prize for Literature in 1992 Studied conflict between heritage of European and West Indian culture                                            
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Themes in Walcott’s work European vs. West Indian cultures Movement from slavery to independence His life long role as a nomad between two cultures
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Walcott’s Poetry Characterized by Allusions to English poetic tradition Symbolic imagination both personal and Caribbean
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Nobel Prize Lecture “Poetry, which is perfection’s sweat but which must seem as fresh as the raindrops on a statue’s brow, combines the natural and the marmoreal; it conjugates both tenses simultaneously: the past and the present, if the past is the sculpture and the present the beads of dew or rain on the forehead of the past. There is the buried language and there is the individual vocabulary, and the process of poetry is one of excavation and of self-discovery.”
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