About the author:
José Luis Martínez-Dueñas Espejo is Chair Professor of English language at the University of Granada, head of the research group ‘Text & Discourse in Modern English’. He is the author of books on narrative stylistics, metaphor, and verbal and non-verbal representation. He has been visiting lecturer at the University of Leeds and at Moscow Linguistic University.
José María Pérez-Fernández teaches in the English Department at the University of Granada in Spain. His previous teaching experience includes positions as a visiting scholar and assistant professor at the University of Delaware. He has published articles on different aspects of the work of Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, and the impact of Classical and Reniassance poets and poetics on the contemporary canon.
2001 0-7734-7475-7 This work provides a fresh and illuminating approach by combining close analysis and interpretation with a perspective that is not restricted to current post-colonial or even Caribbean readings of Walcott’s work. It explores his poetry in relation to the traditional canon, his departures from the canon and its authors, his critical position in relation to it. It examines the complex relations that his poetic discourse establishes with previous poetic registers, with its own problematic nature, and the interplay of poetic meaning, landscape, and history. Includes an interview with Derek Walcott.