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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0374523509, Paperback)Creating an epic poem based on Homer and Odysseus seems a risky proposition for a modern poet, but Derek Walcott accomplishes the feat with stunning results in Omeros. The title, which is Homer's name in Greek, nods to the wandering and exile of the great poet himself, who learned and suffered while traveling. From there, Walcott takes off to "see the cities of many men and to know their minds." After an exhilarating exploration of tremendous proportions, we learn of the past and the present and ride along the rhythm of the words of Walcott in this amazing text.
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A poem in seven books, of circular narrative design where Achille, the protagonist, has set out on a fishing expedition where he is carried back across the centuries to his ancestral home on the West African coast.
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