Omeros by Derek Walcott
A poem in five books, of circular narrative design, titled with the Greek name for Homer, which simultaneously charts two currents of history: the visible history charted in events -- the tribal losses of the American Indian, the tragedy of African enslavement -- and the interior, unwritten epic fashioned from the suffering of the individual in exile.
The 546th greatest fiction book of all time
This book is on the following lists:
- - 7th on For The Love of Books (For The Love of Books)
- - How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Reading List (Thomas C. Foster)