Derek Walcott (Walcott Derek)( Trinidad poet and playwright.)
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Biography Derek Walcott (Walcott Derek)
Drawing inspiration from his native Caribbean culture and assimilated the legacy of its colonial past, it has become one of the most prominent figures in contemporary poetry. Nobel Prize in Literature 1992.
Born January 23, 1930 in Castries on the island of Saint Lucia. He graduated from the University of the West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica (1953), the student began to publish. After a short time, she teaches in Grenada and Jamaica, studied in New York. In 1959, settled in Trinidad, Trinidad founded a theater workshop. As its artistic director sought to expand the repertoire of the troupe. She played his best play on the monkey mountain Dreams (Dream on Monkey Mountain), a complex piece, which deals with racism and revolution.
The first verses Walcott published his own in 1948 and sold on the streets of Castries. The first book in the middle of the green night: poems 1948-1960 (In a Green Night: Poems 1948-1960) published in 1962. Then came a collection Rejected (The Castaway, . 1965), . autobiographical poem Another Life (Another Life, . 1973, . book of poems Star-apple kingdom (The Star-Apple Kingdom, . 1979), . Lucky traveler (The Fortunate Traveller, . 1981), . Midsummer (Midsummer, . 1984), . Collection of poems (Collected Poems, . 1986), . Arkansas Testament (The Arkansas Testament, . 1987),
. Among the pieces Walcott - Dreams of the monkey mountain (1970), Seville mischief and O Babylon! (The Joker of Seville and O Babylon!, 1978), Memory and pantomime (Remembrance and Pantomime, 1980).