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The Resource Postcolonial odysseys : Derek Walcott's voyages of homecoming, by Maeve Tynan

Postcolonial odysseys : Derek Walcott's voyages of homecoming, by Maeve Tynan

Label
Postcolonial odysseys : Derek Walcott's voyages of homecoming
Title
Postcolonial odysseys
Title remainder
Derek Walcott's voyages of homecoming
Statement of responsibility
by Maeve Tynan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
" ... highlights the importance of the trope of voyaging in Derek Walcott's poetics, primarily as it pertains to the poet's engagement with classical verse. Focusing specifically on the engagement with Homeric myth, and 'The Odyssey' in particular, it articulates the manner in which Walcott's postcolonial reconfigurations of epic verse both highlights the endurance of the classics as well as demonstrating how cultural practices can remake and transform ancient texts. Concomitant with the poet's presentation of self as divided, this study traces opposing forces in operation within this trope: a centrifugal force that corresponds to the outward journey away from his island home in search of greater publishing opportunities and broader readerships, and a centripetal force corresponding to the return journey, or homecoming. The enabling potential of Greek myth is marked by a similar to-ing and fro-ing in Walcott's verse as he repeatedly engages with, and simultaneously disavows, Homeric configurations. Insisting on the reciprocal nature of poetic appropriation, the act of rewriting also signalling new ways of rereading, Walcott's appropriations effectively enter into a critical dialogue with Homeric verse. Further depth to Walcott's rewriting of Homer is provided by an analysis of the mediating influence of Euro-American modernism. Through an examination of the postcolonial aftermath of modernism, it challenges the perceived exclusivity of each, illustrating this premise through case studies of Walcott's relation to both Romare Bearden and James Joyce. This study is therefore interdisciplinary and inter-artistic in nature, transgressing the borderline between poetry and prose, and that of literary and artistic disciplines. Highlighting the permeability of such boundaries, it investigates the journey of Odysseus, as prototypical wanderer, through time and space, from oral to print culture, from word to image"--Publisher's description, p. [4] of cover
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tynan, Maeve
Dewey number
811.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR9272.9.W3
LC item number
Z895 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Walcott, Derek
  • Homer
  • Odysseus
  • Postcolonialism in literature
  • Walcott, Derek
  • Walcott, Derek
  • POETRY
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Postcolonialism in literature
  • Odysseus (grekisk mytologi)
  • Postkolonialism i litteraturen
Label
Postcolonial odysseys : Derek Walcott's voyages of homecoming, by Maeve Tynan
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-179) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1: The craft. The siren song of history ; The mythopoiec craft -- Part 2: The voyage. Postcolonial modernisms ; Encycling reversible worlds -- Part 3: The return. Rites of passage ; Voyages of homecoming -- Conclusion
Control code
836848894
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxv, 187 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283142779
Lccn
2011459033
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
color illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)836848894
Label
Postcolonial odysseys : Derek Walcott's voyages of homecoming, by Maeve Tynan
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-179) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1: The craft. The siren song of history ; The mythopoiec craft -- Part 2: The voyage. Postcolonial modernisms ; Encycling reversible worlds -- Part 3: The return. Rites of passage ; Voyages of homecoming -- Conclusion
Control code
836848894
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxv, 187 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283142779
Lccn
2011459033
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
color illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)836848894

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