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Small Axe (2002) 6 (1): 112–132.
Published: 01 March 2002
...Rowan Ricardo Phillips Small Axe Incorporated 2002 Derek Walcott: Imagination, Nation and the Poetics of Memory Rowan Ricardo Phillips I: NOBODY KNOWS . . . long the sandy reaches of Fort James, Antigua, but a few patches of mottled tarmac remain of what was once a road...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 90–106.
Published: 01 November 2014
... Creole Drums and Colours Walcott opacity Oh, where the feller with the language to explain to this man? —Derek Walcott, Drums and Colours Language, in the quote above, is part of a problem. It is the missing component in a failed act of communication, one that leaves the speaker...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 1–16.
Published: 01 July 2010
...Kelly Baker Josephs Derek Walcott's Dream on Monkey Mountain (1967) places emphasis on the connections between what Walcott terms the “given minds of the principal characters,” their possible madness, and their ambiguous dreams. Walcott takes full advantage of the dramatic form to explore madness...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (2 (38)): 86–98.
Published: 01 July 2012
... is complicated by the multiple meanings of the word history and by the underrepresentation of West Indian history in either literature or pedagogy until the nationalist period. Baugh's primary example for negotiating the quarrel is Derek Walcott, and the analysis can be supplemented and extended by including two...
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Small Axe (2009) 13 (3 (30)): 74–83.
Published: 01 November 2009
... relationship with a number of Caribbean writers, including Edouard Glissant, Derek Walcott and the recently-deceased Aimé Césaire. Working out of a number of familiar theoretical concepts (`créolité', `relation'), he articulates his vision of `mondialité', a global dynamic according to which the peoples...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 179–187.
Published: 01 November 2017
... literature. Building on Pérez-Rosario's documentation of Burgos's relationship to water and paying particular attention to how water served as an escape route for the poet, this work places Burgos in dialogue not only with Puerto Rican literature but also with other Caribbean poets such as Derek Walcott...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 17–34.
Published: 01 July 2020
...” of texts by Derek Walcott, Velma Pollard, and Dionne Brand as an alternative to the traditionally monolingual model of reading. 15 A term that has gained currency in applied linguistics, transnational literary studies, and most conspicuously in rhetoric and composition is translingual writing because...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (3 39): 39–57.
Published: 01 November 2012
... of dynamism and memory. The visual—and tactile—creations of Anicet complement the theories of Suzanne Césaire, Edouard Glissant, Monchoachi, and Derek Walcott. (In French) © 2012 by Small Axe, Inc. 2012 Victor Anicet : Le pays-Martinique; ou, Le bleu de la Restitution Naïma Hachad et Valérie...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (2): 40–60.
Published: 01 June 2006
... broken off from the original continent.1 The lines above, the most famous of Derek Walcott’s 1992 Nobel Prize lecture, are so oft- quoted that to cite them yet again is to set in motion a cycling between self-validation and self-parody—perhaps exactly as Walcott himself often does. More than ten...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (2 (38)): 60–74.
Published: 01 July 2012
...Edward Baugh A republication of Edward Baugh's essay “The West Indian Writer and His Quarrel with History,” previously published in Tapia in 1977. 3 See John Figueroa, “A Note on Derek Walcott's Concern with Nothing,” Revista Interamericana 4, no. 3 (1974): 422–28. 2 V. S...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (2 (38)): 75–85.
Published: 01 July 2012
... around a politics of race and class. 5 Derek Walcott, “The Figure of Crusoe” (unpublished paper, 1965, University of the West Indies Library, Trinidad), 11. Baugh quotes Walcott's essay at the end of “Quarrel.” 4 Louis James, The Islands In Between (London: Oxford University Press, 1968...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (2): 61–79.
Published: 01 June 2006
... As academics, we are well aware that, when dealing with literary works, especially 1. Derek Walcott, interview by David Montenegro, Points of Departure: International Writers on Writing and Politics (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1991), 86. 2. Jane Bryce, e-mail message to H-Net...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (2 (38)): 108–118.
Published: 01 July 2012
...–76; Derek Walcott, “The Antilles: Fragments of Epic Memory,” 1992 Nobel lecture (New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1993); and Erna Brodber, The Continent of Black Consciousness: On the History of the African Diaspora, from Slavery to the Present Day (Boston: Beacon, 2003). 22 Kamau...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (2 (38)): 99–107.
Published: 01 July 2012
...); Derek Walcott, “The Muse of History,” in Orde Coombs, ed., Is Massa Day Dead? Black Moods in the Caribbean (New York: Anchor-Doubleday, 1974), 1–27. 11 John Hearne, “Singular and Collective Securities: An Introduction to Carifesta Forum,” in John Hearne, ed., Carifesta Forum: An Anthology...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (2 (38)): 228–230.
Published: 01 July 2012
... is the author of Derek Walcott: Memory as Vision (1978), Derek Walcott (2006), Frank Collymore: A Biography (2009), and a collection of poems, It Was the Singing (2000). He is the editor of Critics on Caribbean Literature (1978) and Derek Walcott's Selected Poems (2007), and coeditor, with Colbert...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): vii–x.
Published: 01 July 2014
... and nod his fraternal welcome, and, just next to him, our own Claudia Jones whispered a dread chant of greeting; and as I watched you being lowered caringly into the ground's reluctant embrace, I almost cried out with Derek Walcott, “O earth, the number of friends you keep / exceeds those left to be loved...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (1): 172–176.
Published: 01 March 2003
...: Walcott’s Caribbean Poetics in Abandoning Dead Metaphors Harold McDermott Abandoning Dead Metaphors: e Caribbean Phase of Derek Walcott’s Poetry, Patricia Ismond. Kingston: University of the West Indies Press, 2001. ISBN 976-640-107-1 atricia Ismond’s study of what she terms...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (1): 177–180.
Published: 01 March 2003
...: Walcott’s Caribbean Poetics in Abandoning Dead Metaphors Harold McDermott Abandoning Dead Metaphors: e Caribbean Phase of Derek Walcott’s Poetry, Patricia Ismond. Kingston: University of the West Indies Press, 2001. ISBN 976-640-107-1 atricia Ismond’s study of what she terms...
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Small Axe (2003) 7 (1): 181–182.
Published: 01 March 2003
...: Walcott’s Caribbean Poetics in Abandoning Dead Metaphors Harold McDermott Abandoning Dead Metaphors: e Caribbean Phase of Derek Walcott’s Poetry, Patricia Ismond. Kingston: University of the West Indies Press, 2001. ISBN 976-640-107-1 atricia Ismond’s study of what she terms...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (2 (32)): 83–96.
Published: 01 July 2010
... with interrogation and reappropriation. It is of interest that Julien’s choice of subjects—Fanon and Hughes—may well be guided by a quality of indeterminacy, their capacity for exceeding boundaries and for multiple interpretations, and this may apply, too, to his choice of Derek Walcott as interlocutor...