Allusions in "Omeros" PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Allusions in Omeros , a transatlantic Homeric epic poem, is widely considered the masterwork of Nobel laureate Derek Walcott and one of the most important pieces of postcolonial Caribbean literature. Yet it is also Walcott's most challenging work. In Omeros , Walcott constructs strategic layers of allusions and references that occasionally escape even seasoned scholars. This guide provides exhaustive textual annotations and is the ideal resource for mapping the intricate matrix of allusions in this influential poem. Using extensive research in St. Lucia, the birthplace of Walcott, Maria McGarrity illuminates a wide range of references that include classical literature, world mythologies, colonial politics, modern painting, the Caribbean contexts of Omeros, modern epics, the African elements of West Indian culture, and the critical African nexus within global cultures. In addition to extensive annotations and summaries of the poem's seven books, McGarrity draws attention to the lyricism of Walcott's language, the amazing originality of the poem's structure, and the stunning gaps that are spanned when far-removed allusions unexpectedly relate. When the allusions in Omeros are fully understood, these points of connection usher readers into a fascinating continuum of time and place in which the rich historical past is wrapped up in the contemporary present.

About Maria McGarrity

Maria McGarrity is associate professor of English at Long Island University, USA. She is the author of Washed by the Gulf Stream: The Historic and Geographic Relation of Irish and Caribbean Literature and coeditor of Irish Modernism and the Global Primitive .

Details Book

Author : Maria McGarrity
Publisher : University Press of Florida
Data Published : 30 March 2015
ISBN : 0813061008
EAN : 9780813061009
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 240 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Allusions in "Omeros"



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • Epic of the Dispossessed free pdfEpic of the Dispossessed

    This analysis of Walcott's "Omeros". argues that the poem is an innovative extension of the epic tradition. The book examines Walcott's writing career and traces his development of devices. themes..


  • The Poetry of Derek Walcott ,1948-2013 free pdfThe Poetry of Derek Walcott ,1948-2013

    'He gives us more than himself or 'a world'- he gives us a sense of infinity embodied in the language.' Alongside Joseph Brodsky's words of praise one might mention the more concrete honours that the renowned poet Derek Walcott has received: a MacArthur Fellowship- the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry- the Nobel Prize in Literature..


  • Abandoning Dead Metaphors free pdfAbandoning Dead Metaphors

    Awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1992. Derek Walcott is the most important West Indian poet writing in English today. and his success has inspired many aspiring Caribbean writers..


  • Selected Poems of Derek Walcott free pdfSelected Poems of Derek Walcott

    This new "Selected Poems" offers for the first time a portable and lucidly ordered retrospect of the fertile career of Derek Walcott. spanning six decades and drawing on twelve collections..


  • The Prodigal free pdfThe Prodigal

    "The Prodigal". Derek Walcott's new collection. is a dazzling odyssey for the twenty-first century. Beginning on America's East Coast. the poem journeys restlessly through the European continent..


  • Allusions in Allusions in "Omeros"

    . Omeros , a transatlantic Homeric epic poem, is widely considered the masterwork of Nobel laureate Derek Walcott and one of the most important pieces of postcolonial Caribbean literature. Yet it is a