New Book: “Derek Walcott’s Love Affair with Film”

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In December 2017, Peepal Tree Press published Derek Walcott’s Love Affair with Film, by Jean Antoine-Dunne. [Compelling—sounds like a nice New Year’s gift to myself!]

Description: Completed with the enthusiastic support and participation of the late Laureate, Jean Antoine-Dunne’s lively and enriching study begins in a recognition of how important film has been in the whole of Derek Walcott’s career. It is not merely that Derek Walcott wrote a number independent film scripts such as The Rig, The Haitian Earth, and To Die for Grenada; wrote film treatments of several of his plays such as for Marie Laveau, Ti Jean, and O Babylon; and also produced a film treatment of his poetic epic Omeros; but that the whole of Walcott’s work, whether poetry, drama or painting, is infused with the sense of the filmic.

Jean Antoine-Dunne is a Senior Lecturer in Literatures in English at the University of the West Indies-St. Augustine. Antoine-Dunne delivered the Walcott Nobel Lecture in 2006, and has published widely on contemporary Irish and Caribbean writing. [. . .] She has written innumerable reviews of contemporary Irish and Caribbean writing. She is a Beckett scholar and worked on the Beckett archives in Dublin, Reading, Texas at Austin; she is also a Walcott specialist.

For more information, see http://www.peepaltreepress.com/books/derek-walcotts-love-affair-film

For more on the author, see http://www.peepaltreepress.com/authors/jean-antoine-dunne

Also see previous post https://repeatingislands.com/2013/08/14/new-book-basins-of-a-globe-essays-on-derek-walcott/

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