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By Paul Breslin

Nobody's Nation deals an illuminating examine the St. Lucian, Nobel-Prize-winning author, Derek Walcott, and grounds his paintings firmly within the context of West Indian background. Paul Breslin argues that Walcott's poems and performs are certain up with an attempt to re-imagine West Indian society when you consider that its emergence from colonial rule, its ill-fated try at political team spirit, and its next dispersal into tiny nation-states.

According to Breslin, Walcott's paintings is centrally eager about the West Indies' imputed absence from background and shortage of cohesive nationwide id or cultural culture. Walcott sees this lack no longer as impoverishment yet as an open house for production. In his poems and performs, West Indian historical past turns into a realm of necessity, whatever to be faced, contested, and remade via literature. what's such a lot vexed and encouraged in Walcott's paintings should be traced to this quixotic struggle.
Linking broad archival study and new interviews with Walcott himself to unique serious readings of significant works, Nobody's Nation will take its position because the definitive research of the poet.

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