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January 23, 2013

Derek Walcott’s Caribbean Nobel

Filed under: Today in Literature — Tags: , , , — Bookblurb @ 9:12 pm
Derek Walcott

Derek Walcott

On this day in 1930 Derek Walcott was born on St. Lucia. Walcott’s two-dozen collections of poems and plays — Tiepolo’s Hound widens the range by including his paintings — earned the 1992 Nobel. Friend and earlier Nobel-winner Joseph Brodsky said that the West Indes were “discovered by Columbus, colonized by the British, and immortalized by Walcott.”

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