White Egrets by Derek Walcott, winner of the 2010 T. S. Eliot Prize.
3 in stock
We are temporarily only able to ship Faber Shop orders to addresses in the UK.
In White Egrets, Derek Walcott treats his characteristic subjects – the Caribbean’s complex colonial legacy, the Western artistic tradition, the blessings and withholdings of old Europe (Andalucia, the Mezzogiorno, Amsterdam), the unaccomodating sublime of the new world, time’s cunning passages, the poet’s place in all of this – with a passionate intensity and drive that recall his greatest work. Through the systolic and mesmerizing repetition of theme and imagery, Walcott carries his surf-like cadence from poem to poem, and from sequence to sequence in this celebratory and close-knit collection.
Browse a selection of books we think you might also like, with genre matches and a few wildcards thrown in.