Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Cooke, Mel. "Walcott Broadsides Naipaul." JAMAICA GLEANER May 26, 2008.

Derek Walcott landed a poetic broadside on Trinidadian novelist V.S. Naipaul as he ended his 'Chatterbox' stint at the 2008 Calabash International Literary Festival on Saturday afternoon at Jake's in Treasure Beach, St Elizabeth. The Nobel laureate for literature followed an onstage interview with Kwame Dawes with poetry from his upcoming collection, White Egrets, but a lot of the sting was in the tail as he closed with 'The Mongoose'. It was quickly made clear that the beast he was referring to did not run around in literal cane piece. . . . (Thanks for the link to Carl Wade.) Read the rest here: http://www.jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20080526/ent/.

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