What the Twilight Says

The first collection of essays by the Nobel laureate. Derek Walcott has been publishing essays in The New York Review of Books, The New Republic, and elsewhere for more than twenty years.

Author: Derek Walcott

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9780374526832

Category: Literary Collections

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The first collection of essays by the Nobel laureate. Derek Walcott has been publishing essays in The New York Review of Books, The New Republic, and elsewhere for more than twenty years. What the Twilight Says collects these pieces to form a volume of remarkable elegance, concision, and brilliance. It includes Walcott's moving and insightful examinations of the paradoxes of Caribbean culture, his Nobel lecture, and his reckoning of the work and significance of such poets as Robert Lowell, Joseph Brodsky, Robert Frost, Les Murray, and Ted Hughes, and of prose writers such as V. S. Naipaul and Patrick Chamoiseau. On every subject he takes up, Walcott the essayist brings to bear the lyric power and syncretic intelligence that have made him one of the major poetic voices of our time.

What the Twilight Says

Author: Derek Walcott

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What the Twilight Says

But one did not say to his Muse, "What kind of language is this that you've given
me?" as no liberator asks history, "What kind of people is that that I'm meant to
ennoble?," but one went about his father's business. Both fathers'. If the language
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Author: Derek Walcott

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1466880503

Category: Literary Collections

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The first collection of essays by the Nobel laureate. Derek Walcott has been publishing essays in The New York Review of Books, The New Republic, and elsewhere for more than twenty years. What the Twilight Says collects these pieces to form a volume of remarkable elegance, concision, and brilliance. It includes Walcott's moving and insightful examinations of the paradoxes of Caribbean culture, his Nobel lecture, and his reckoning of the work and significance of such poets as Robert Lowell, Joseph Brodsky, Robert Frost, Les Murray, and Ted Hughes, and of prose writers such as V. S. Naipaul and Patrick Chamoiseau. On every subject he takes up, Walcott the essayist brings to bear the lyric power and syncretic intelligence that have made him one of the major poetic voices of our time. Derek Walcott was born in St. Lucia in 1930. His recent works include Omeros (FSG, 1990) and The Bounty (FSG, 1997). He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1992. He lives in New York City and Castries, St. Lucia.

Caribbean Quarterly

His culminating thesis in this regard , which can be regarded as his “ manifesto "
for a Caribbean aesthetic , is contained in a seminal essay : " What the Twilight
Says : An Overture " ( 1970 ) and two others : “ The Caribbean : Culture or
Mimicry ...

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Journal X

What the Twilight Says : Essays . New York : Farrar , Straus Giroux , 1998 . 3 - 35
. - " The Muse of History . ” What the Twilight Says : Essays . 36 - 64 . - “ The
Antilles : Fragments of Epic Memory . " In What the Twilight Says : Essays . New
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Bridges Across Chasms

_ “ Letter to Chamoiseau , " in What the Twilight Says : Essays ( London : Faber &
Faber , 1998 ) : 213 – 234 . _ . “ The Muse of History : An Essay , " in What the
Twilight Says , 36 - 64 . _ , “ What the Twilight Says : An Overture , ” in What the ...

Author: Bénédicte Ledent

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Category: Caribbean literature (English)

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Dream on Monkey Mountain and Other Plays

" Three of Derek's Walcott's most popular short plays are also included in this volume: Ti-Jean and His Brothers; Malcochon, or The Six in the Rain; and The Sea at Dauphin.

Author: Derek Walcott

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1466880333

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On a Caribbean island, the morning after a full moon, Felix Hobain tears through the market in a drunken rage. Taken away to sober up in jail, all that night he is gripped by hallucinations: the impoverished hermit believes he has become a healer, walking from village to village, tending to the sick, waiting for a sign from God. In this dream, his one companion, Moustique, wants to exploit his power. Moustique decides to impersonate a prophet himself, ignoring a coffin-maker who warns him he will die and enraging the people of the island. Hobain, half-awake in his desolate jail cell, terrorized by the specter of his friend's corruption, clings to his visionary quest. He will try to transform himself; to heal Moustique, his jailer, and his jail-mates; and to be a leader for his people. Dream on Monkey Mountain was awarded the 1971 Obie Award for a Distinguished Foreign Play when it was first presented in New York, and Edith Oliver, writing in The New Yorker, called it "a masterpiece." Three of Derek's Walcott's most popular short plays are also included in this volume: Ti-Jean and His Brothers; Malcochon, or The Six in the Rain; and The Sea at Dauphin. In an expansive introductory essay, "What the Twilight Says," the playwright explains his founding of the seminal dramatic company where these works were first performed, the Trinidad Theatre Workshop. First published in 1970, Dream on Monkey Mountain and Other Plays is an essential part of Walcott's vast and important body of work.

Postcolonial Ghosts

In fact , Chris can be said to embody the ' manic absurdity ' Walcott speaks of in '
What the Twilight Says ' , in that he seems to ' confuse two graces : the dignity of
self - belief and the courtesies of exchange ' ( Walcott 1998 : 27 ) . As I have ...

Author: Gerry Turcotte

Publisher: Presses Universitaires de la Méditerranée PULM

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Category: Commonwealth literature (English)

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Magic and Masculinity in Early Modern English Drama

6 Walcott , " What the Twilight Says " , p . 13 . 7 Walcott , " What the Twilight Says "
, p . 12 . 8 Clara Rosa de Lima , " Walcott , Painting and the Shadow of van Gogh
" , in : The Art of Derek Walcott , ed . Stewart Brown , Bridgend , 1991 , p . 174 .

Author: Ian McAdam

Publisher: Duquesne

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"The prevalent worldview of early modern England, shaped by Protestantism, dismissed magical belief as an ideological delusion inherent to Catholicism, while also encouraging a strong sense of individualism, through which a new masculinity found expressio

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Caribbean Studies

The instantaneous reception which Brathwaite's poetry received , especially 14.
Derek Walcott , “ His is the Pivotal One about Race , " Sunday Guardian , 1
December 1963 , p . 23 . 15. Derek Walcott , “ What the Twilight Says : An
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The Literary Criterion

What the Twilight Says : On Derek Walcott ' s Poetry Whereas poetry deals in
images ; the essay Gilles Macarie ( Paris ) is the abandonment of images ( . . . ) (
Edward Said ) - Gilles Macarie Paris Some twenty - eight years ago , Derek
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A Terrible Beauty is Born

20 Derek Walcott , " What the Twilight Says : 11 an Overture , from Dream on
Monkey Mountain and Other Plays ( New York : Farrar , Straus & Giroux , 1970 ) ,
p . 4 . 21 Walcott , Collected Poems , p . 127 . 22 Frantz Fanon , Black Skin ,
White ...

Author: Mónica Jeanne Espinosa

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African Arts

In " What the Twilight Says " he was looking at people of African descent and
noticing what was missing — the absence of rituals , the impoverishment of the
old gods . In " Antilles " he is looking at the East Indian community , who are more
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Blackness

in “ What the Twilight Says : An Overture . ” Thus it is not only the framework of the
father who bought me alone that is deautomatized , but also the idea of looking at
the other ancestor ( who sold me ) who is guilty of complicity in the imperial ...

Author: Femi Abodunrin

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The study is set in the context of universal verities of the conditions of ìBlacknessî today, and particularly in the light of current debates among black intellectuals in Africa and the diaspora about cultural ownership, impacted by migration and emigrat

Voices from Under

See also Cultural influences , European and North American Trinidad , 18 , 91 ,
96 Walcott , Derek : “ Crusoe ' s Journal , ” 10710 ; “ The Gulf , ” 107 ; “ Ruins of a
Great House , ” 107 ; “ What the Twilight Says : An Overture , ” 227 “ Walo - Wila ...

Author: William Luis

Publisher: Praeger

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Caribbean Autobiography

In What the Twilight Says : Essays , 121–33 . New York : Farrar , Straus and
Giroux , 1998 . Walcott , Derek . Interview by Edward Hirsch . Contemporary
Literature 20 ( 1979 ) : 280–92 . Walcott , Derek . Interview by Edward Hirsch .

Author: Sandra Pouchet Paquet

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299176907

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Despite the range and abundance of autobiographical writing from the Anglophone Caribbean, this book is the first to explore this literature fully. It covers works from the colonial era up to present-day AIDS memoirs and assesses the links between more familiar works by George Lamming, C. L. R. James, Derek Walcott, V. S. Naipaul, and Jamaica Kincaid and less frequently cited works by the Hart sisters, Mary Prince, Mary Seacole, Claude McKay, Yseult Bridges, Jean Rhys, Anna Mahase, and Kamau Brathwaite. Sandra Pouchet Paquet charts the intersection of multiple, contradictory viewpoints of the colonial and postcolonial Caribbean, differing concepts of community and levels of social integration, and a persistent pattern of both resistance and accommodation within island states that were largely shaped by British colonial practice from the mid-seventeenth through the mid-twentieth century. The texts examined here reflect the entire range of autobiographical practice, including the slave narrative and testimonial, written and oral narratives, spiritual autobiographies, fiction, serial autobiography, verse, diaries and journals, elegy, and parody.

The Caribbean Writer

15 Nearly twenty years on , warmth and tenderness in Naipaul ' s work are still far
to seek , though that is not to say that he ... The Garden Path , ” 1987 , reprinted in
Derek Walcott , What the Twilight Says : Essays , London : Faber , 1998 , [ 121 ...

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Derek Walcott

Contents : What the Twilight Says : an Overture - - The Sea at Dauphin - - Ti -
Jean and His Brothers - - Malcochon , or The Six in the Rain - - Dream on
Monkey Mountain . Notes : The endpapers are illustrated with drawings by DW
for the ...

Author: Irma E. Goldstraw

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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Category: West Indies

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