Omeros

by Derek Walcott

Book Info

Author Derek Walcott
Year 1990

Book Description

No. of Mentions: 7

Year of Publication: 1990 (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)

Author Birthplace: St. Lucia

Residence: Trinidad; US; St. Lucia

Genre: Poetry

Summary: Omeros is an epic poem, divided into seven “books”, which makes reference to Homer and some of his major characters from the Iliad. Traversing settings, time periods, and voices, the poem beautifully captures the interwoven narratives of history, nature and humanity.The book won the WH Smith Literary Award in 1991, and in 1992, Walcott was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.