Category Archives: Omeros

Major Themes in Derek Walcott’s Omeros: IV. The Importance of Names of Things

[NOTE: All page number references are from the First Paperback edition of Omeros, published by Farrer, Straus and Giroux, 1992] In my previous posts on this topic I discussed three major themes I discovered while reading Omeros: I. Interconnectedness maintained … Continue reading

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Major Themes in Derek Walcott’s Omeros: III. What does the past leave to us?

[NOTE: All page number references are from the First Paperback edition of Omeros, published by Farrer, Straus and Giroux, 1992] In my previous posts on this topic I discussed two major themes I discovered while reading Omeros, I. Interconnectedness maintained … Continue reading

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Major Themes in Derek Walcott’s Omeros: II. The Swift Connects The New World to Africa

In my previous post on this topic I discussed one major theme I discovered while reading Omeros, an interconnectedness maintained by plant life. Here I will make a few comments about another connecting theme, The Swift Connects the New World … Continue reading

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Major Themes I discovered in Derek Walcott’s Omeros: I. Plant Life Interconnects Everything

I realize that it is probably a fool’s errand to try to state anything new or original about Derek Walcott’s Omeros, a book about which dozens of scholarly papers have been published in academic journals and hundreds of commentaries posted … Continue reading

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Translating Poetry into Prose in Omeros

The following is my attempt to translate into straightforward prose a part of a chapter in Derek Walcott’s “Omeros.” The original is Part III of Chapter XXXII. The question I wish to ask is what is it about the poetic … Continue reading

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November Selection: Omeros (1990) by Derek Walcott

I chose Omeros not only because it is one of my favorite books, but also because it offers something for everyone in the club. Some will want to analyze the poetry, others colonialism and history, others the allusions to the … Continue reading

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