Derek Walcott’s The Prodigal: The Traveling Man Blues

Sandra Pouchet Paquet

Abstract


Sandra Pouchet Paquet(Ph.D. Connecticut, 1977) is Professor of English at the University of Miami and the major faculty advisor in Caribbean Literary Studies. She teaches in the fi elds of Caribbean Literature, African American Literature, and Women’s Studies. She is the author of The Novels of George Lamming (1982), Caribbean Autobiography (2002), and co-editor of Music, Memory, Resistance: Calypso and the Caribbean Imagination (2007). She has published numerous book and journal articles in Caribbean and African-American Literature, was guest editor of special issues of Callaloo (“Eric Williams and the Postcolonial Caribbean” 1977), and Journal of West Indian Literature (Volume 8, Number 1: October 1998 and Volume 8, Number 2: April 1999). She was Director of the pioneering Caribbean Writers’ Summer Institute at the University of Miami (1992-1996).

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