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Omeros - Derek Walcott
Omeros
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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... show more
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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780374523503 (0374523509)
ASIN: 374523509
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages no: 325
Edition language: English
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This is a long narrative poem, and usually called an epic; I would call it that except that I no longer have any idea what an epic is. It has no single hero, even though one of its characters, Achille, very nearly is one; the author is consciously considering the form of heroic tales. Parts of it se...
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