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 768th 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 Paperback 28836 $5.39 $0.11 1992
Omeros. Hardcover 10907757 $240.00 $92.33 1995
Omeros Kindle Edition 268229 $8.89 2014
Omeros Paperback 482858 $9.36 $1.85 1992
Omeros Hardcover 874843 $38.65 $9.12 1990
Omeros Paperback 3494336 $27.52 $4.99 1998