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Publication Type
Journal Article
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Author, Analytic
Baugh, Edward
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Literatures in English; Faculty of Arts and Education
Article Title
The poet's fiction of self: 'The Schooner Flight'
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Journal Title
South Atlantic Quarterly
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Date of Publication
1997
Volume ID
96
Issue ID
2
Page(s)
311 - 320
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Abstract
Examines the nature of autobiography and the autobiographical nature of Derek Walcott's work particularly the poem 'The Schooner Flight' from The Star-Apple Kingdom. This writing of the self involves a process of self-address and self-interrogation which is Walcott's way of engaging with the world while his 'constructing himself as a character in the fiction that is his poetry is related to his lifelong interest in the relationship between genres and modes, to his experimentation with their interplay and fusion.'....
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