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Omeros

Omeros
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  • Author:Derek Walcott
  • Publisher:Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Category:Book
  • List Price: $18.00
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  • Seller:C Zabawa-Doman
  • Sales Rank:174,504
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Paperback
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Edition:Reprint
  • Pages:336
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):1
  • Dimensions (in):6.9 x 1 x 8.5
  • Publication Date:June 1, 1992
  • MPN:9780374523503
  • ISBN:0374523509
  • EAN:9780374523503
  • ASIN:0374523509
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Editorial Reviews:
Synopsis
A poem in five books, of circular narrative design, titled with the Greek name for Homer, which simultaneously charts two currents of history: the visible history charted in events -- the tribal losses of the American Indian, the tragedy of African enslavement -- and the interior, unwritten epic fashioned from the suffering of the individual in exile.
Amazon.com Review
Creating an epic poem based on Homer and Odysseus seems a risky proposition for a modern poet, but Derek Walcott accomplishes the feat with stunning results in Omeros. The title, which is Homer's name in Greek, nods to the wandering and exile of the great poet himself, who learned and suffered while traveling. From there, Walcott takes off to "see the cities of many men and to know their minds." After an exhilarating exploration of tremendous proportions, we learn of the past and the present and ride along the rhythm of the words of Walcott in this amazing text.

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