Literary Medieval Criticism

In the Shadows of Divine Perfection: Derek Walcott's Omeros by Lance Callahan

By Lance Callahan

within the Shadows of Divine Perfection offers an exam of Derek Walcott's Omeros 1990)- the St. Lucian poet's longest paintings, and the piece that secured his Nobel Laureate-that unearths the deep-seated bond among the foundation narratives of historic Greece to the cultural items and practices of the modern Caribbean. This ebook provides the 1st targeted examining of Walcott's hugely debatable try to craft a Caribbean grasp narrative. This publication additionally offers an outline of the poem's ideological orientation and a far-reaching critique of present postcolonial idea. Lance Callahan engages the most vexing difficulties of authenticity by way of studying Walcott's paintings along historical Greek literature and culture.

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