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“Best of the World’s Classics”: Derek Walcott Between Classics and the Classic

Ankhi Mukherjee

in What Is a Classic?: Postcolonial Rewriting and Invention of the Canon

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804785211
eISBN:
9780804788380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785211.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Examining a wide range of Walcott’s poetry, plays, and essays, this chapter looks at Walcott’s use of mimesis and mimicry, his espousal of rereading and rewriting, his privileging of “decomposition” ... More


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