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The Prodigal

Derek Walcott

The Prodigal, Derek Walcott’s 2005 collection, is a compelling steer between exile and belonging, Europe and the New World, wanderlust and the inevitable pull of home.

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Paperback
ISBN
9780571226528
Date Published
02.02.2006
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Summary

The Prodigal, Derek Walcott’s new collection, is a dazzling odyssey for the twenty-first century. Beginning on America’s East Coast, the poem journeys restlessly through the European continent, exploring the inheritance of the Old World upon Walcott’s native St Lucia, and sees the poet wondering about his own sense of abandonment, whether to leave a place is to lose it. The Prodigal is a compelling steer between exile and belonging, Europe and the New World, wanderlust and the inevitable pull of home.

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Derek Walcott was born in St Lucia, in the West Indies, in 1930. The author of many plays and books of poetry, most recently White Egrets (2010), he was awarded the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry in 1988, and the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1992. He died in 2017.

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