Farrar Straus Giroux, October 1998. First Edition. Hardcover. Used - Very Good / Very Good. Item #182560
Derek Walcott has been publishing incisive essays in The New York Review of Books, The New Republic, and elsewhere for more than twenty years. What the Twilight Says collects Walcott's outstanding contributions to form a volume of remarkable elegance, concision, and brilliance. It includes Walcott's moving and insightful examinations of the paradoxes of Caribbean culture, including his noted Nobel lecture, and his reckoning of the work and significance of such poets as Robert Lowell, Joseph Brodsky, Robert Frost, Seamus Heaney, and Ted Hughes, and of prose writers such as V. S. Naipaul and Patrick Chamoiseau. Walcott as a prose writer has the same lyric power and syncretic inteLLigence that have made him one of the major poetic voices of our time.
Clean & solid & without markings. Near fine all around. First/first. Signed & inscribed by Walcott on title page: 'To Jeff, from Derek Walcott.'