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.

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The 782nd greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 7th on For The Love of Books (For The Love of Books)
  2. - How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Reading List (Thomas C. Foster)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Omeros Hardcover 834328 $77.19 $9.99 1990
Omeros. Hardcover 10907757 $240.00 $92.33 1995
Omeros Paperback 482858 $9.36 $1.85 1992
Omeros Kindle Edition 268229 $8.89 2014
Omeros Paperback 3494336 $27.52 $4.99 1998
OMEROS: A Poem in Seven Books of Circular Narrative Design Hardcover 8233166 $142.26
Omeros Paperback 40279 $9.01 $3.50 1992