Author Affiliation, Ana.
Literatures in English; Faculty of Arts and Education
The poet's fiction of self: 'The Schooner Flight'
South Atlantic Quarterly
Date of Publication
311 - 320
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.'....