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Exclusively designed for Faber Members, Derek Walcott’s mesmerising voice is brought forth in this beautifully crafted new edition of White Egrets. Hand-sewn right-grain and quarter bound in Cornwall, this bespoke edition of White Egrets is printed in Minion type on cream sheet-fedwood-free paper and comes quarter bound in an umber-brown cloth with contrasting yellow head and tail bands. This collector’s Members edition will be a stunning keepsake for those new to Walcott’s work as well as established fans.
Each purchase will be individually wrapped in brown paper and sealed with a specially designed Faber Members sticker. Whether a gift for yourself or someone special, this striking collection of Faber Editions unites some of Fabers’ most beloved authors in a format to last generations.
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 unaccommodating sublime of the new world, time’s cunning passages and the poet’s place in all of this – with passionate intensity and drive that recall his greatest work. Through the systolic and mesmerising 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.
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