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Derek Walcott was a native son of St. Lucia, won Nobel prize in 1992.
'English professor, Christian Campbell, interviews Caribbean poet and playwright, Derek Walcott, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1992. Walcott discusses issues of identity, culture, and language in this illuminating conversation, filmed at Hart House Theatre on November 23, 2010.' -- +tvochannel
Derek Walcott, whose intricately metaphorical poetry captured the physical beauty of the Caribbean, the harsh legacy of colonialism and the complexities of living and writing in two cultural worlds, bringing him a Nobel Prize in Literature, died early Friday morning at his home near Gros Islet in St. Lucia.
Derek Walcott, whose poetry about the landscapes, cultures, and history of the Caribbean earned him the 1992 Nobel Prize in Literature, died this morning, at the age of eighty-seven, in his home on St. Lucia. Walcott was a singular figure:...Show More Summary
The prolific and versatile poet received the Nobel Prize in literature in 1992 after being shortlisted for many years.
Winner of 1992 Nobel Prize in Literature dies at his house in Caribbean island of St. Lucia after long illness.
The Nobel Prize winner celebrated his Caribbean homeland and described its brutal colonial history. "You didn't make yourself a poet," he said. "You entered a situation in which there was poetry."
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