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The Resource The journeyman years : occasional prose 1957-1974, edited by Gordon Collier, (electronic resource)

The journeyman years : occasional prose 1957-1974, edited by Gordon Collier, (electronic resource)

Label
The journeyman years : occasional prose 1957-1974
Title
The journeyman years
Title remainder
occasional prose 1957-1974
Statement of responsibility
edited by Gordon Collier
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation:
Member of
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Walcott, Derek
LC call number
PR9272.9.W3
LC item number
A6 2013
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Balme, Christopher B
  • Collier, Gordon
Series statement
Cross/cultures
Series volume
171,172
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  • West Indies
  • West Indies
  • Civilization
  • Intellectual life
  • Literatur
  • Englisch
  • Künste
  • West Indies
  • Karibik
Summary expansion
During the same period in which Derek Walcott was pouring immense physical, emotional, and logistical resources into the foundation of a viable first-rate West Indian theatre company and continuing to write his inimitable poetry, he was also busy writing newspaper reviews, chiefly for the "Trinidad Guardian." His prodigious reviewing activity extended far beyond those areas with which one might most readily associate his interests and convictions. As Gordon Rohlehr once presciently observed, "If one wants to see a quotidian workaday Walcott, one should go back to his] well over five hundred articles, essays and reviews on painting, cinema, calypso, carnival, drama and lite-rature," articles which "reveal a rich, various, witty and scrupulous intelligence in which generous humour counterpoints acerbity." These articles capture the vitality of Caribbean culture and shed additional light on the aesthetic preoccupations expressed in Walcott's essays published in journals. The editors have examined the corpus of Walcott's journalistic activity from its beginnings in 1950 to its peak in the early 1970s, and have made a generous selection of material from the "Guardian," along with occasional pieces from such sources as "Public Opinion "(Kingston) and "The Voice of St. Lucia" (Castries). The articles in Volume 2 are organized as follows: the performing arts; general surveys of anglophone Caribbean drama, theatre, and society; festivals, theatre companies, and productions; British and American drama; dance and music theatre; Carnival and calypso; and cinema screenings in Trinidad. Volume 2 additionally contains an exhaustive annotated and cross-referenced chronological bibliography of Walcott's journalism up to 1990. The co-editor Christopher Balme has written a searching introductory essay on a central theme - here, a survey of West Indian theatre and Walcott's engagement with it, particularly the idea of a 'National Theatre', coupled with an illustrative discussion of the playwright's seminal dramatic spectacle "Drums and Colours."
Label
The journeyman years : occasional prose 1957-1974, edited by Gordon Collier, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Volume 2 edited by Christopher Balme and Gordon Collier
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Contents
  • Volume 1.
  • Culture, society, literature, and art
  • Volume 2.
  • Performing arts
Control code
OCM1bookssib017451854
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9789042037564
Isbn Type
(v. 1 : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2015431371
Note
Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2014. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssib017451854
Label
The journeyman years : occasional prose 1957-1974, edited by Gordon Collier, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Volume 2 edited by Christopher Balme and Gordon Collier
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Contents
  • Volume 1.
  • Culture, society, literature, and art
  • Volume 2.
  • Performing arts
Control code
OCM1bookssib017451854
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9789042037564
Isbn Type
(v. 1 : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2015431371
Note
Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2014. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssib017451854

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