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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 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: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 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: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 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: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2012) 16 (2 (38)): 86–98.
Published: 01 July 2012
... 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: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 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...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 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 and...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 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: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 June 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: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2003) 7 (1): 177–180.
Published: 01 March 2003
... of abandonment, haunt us with equal force at the end of Mr. Potter. 117676 Localizing the Aesthetic Search: Walcott’s Caribbean Poetics in Abandoning Dead Metaphors Harold McDermott Abandoning Dead Metaphors: e Caribbean Phase of Derek Walcott’s Poetry, Patricia Ismond...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2014) 18 (3 (45)): 78–89.
Published: 01 November 2014
... Benjamin psychoanalysis Derek Walcott The absolute whole of all appearances—we might thus say— is only an idea ; since we can never represent it in image, it remains a problem to which there is no solution. —Immanuel Kant, Critique of Pure Reason In his reading of Walter Benjamin's 1921...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2012) 16 (2 (38)): 75–85.
Published: 01 July 2012
... turned eighty, are striking—the swank Derek Walcott, sullen V. S. Naipaul, and smiling George Lamming conjure a formidable writerly gaze. Yet, the amateurish, tawdry advertisements that swallowed a full quarter of the opening pages of the article on both Sunday, 20 February, and Sunday, 27 February...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 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. © 2012 by Small Axe, Inc. 2012 painter and poet walked the hot road, history-less. —Derek Walcott, Another Life With the possible...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2012) 16 (2 (38)): 108–118.
Published: 01 July 2012
... representations of history that seem driven by a knowing sense of confronting and interrogating history. Derek Walcott's “The Muse of History” and Wilson Harris's “History, Fable, and Myth in the Caribbean and Guianas” were the documents that had seized my interest at the primary level, 7 while imaginative...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 June 2006) 10 (2): 61–79.
Published: 01 June 2006
....”2 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...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2012) 16 (2 (38)): 99–107.
Published: 01 July 2012
... Caribbean writing. The essay's epigraph, taken from Derek Walcott's autobiographical poem Another Life , explicitly points to its thematic preoccupations: “painter and poet walked / the hot road, history-less” (1:6; 60). 3 The word history-less suggests both the absence of and the freedom from...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2012) 16 (2 (38)): 228–230.
Published: 01 July 2012
... 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: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 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...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2003) 7 (1): 172–176.
Published: 01 March 2003
... of abandonment, haunt us with equal force at the end of Mr. Potter. 117676 Localizing the Aesthetic Search: Walcott’s Caribbean Poetics in Abandoning Dead Metaphors Harold McDermott Abandoning Dead Metaphors: e Caribbean Phase of Derek Walcott’s Poetry, Patricia Ismond...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2003) 7 (1): 181–182.
Published: 01 March 2003
... of abandonment, haunt us with equal force at the end of Mr. Potter. 117676 Localizing the Aesthetic Search: Walcott’s Caribbean Poetics in Abandoning Dead Metaphors Harold McDermott Abandoning Dead Metaphors: e Caribbean Phase of Derek Walcott’s Poetry, Patricia Ismond...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2014) 18 (1 (43)): 99–102.
Published: 01 March 2014
... seminar in fall 2010 with a selection from David Scott's Conscripts of Modernity and Derek Walcott's Nobel lecture, “The Antilles: Fragments of Epic Memory,” appropriate texts for a revisiting of some “problem spaces” in Caribbean studies: elitism and Eurocentrism, History and modernity, anxieties of...