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Another Life: Fully Annotated

Derek Walcott, with a critical essay and comprehensive notes by Edward Baugh and Colbert Nepaulsingh
Another Life: Fully Annotated
ISBN: 978-0-89410-868-6
ISBN: 978-1-58826-615-6
2004/354 pages/LC: 2003058574

"The value of this text ... will surely manifest itself in the coming years. Highly recommended."—Choice


This near-definitive study sets a new standard for the kind of meticulous scholarship that Nobel laureate Derek Walcott's poetry deserves.

Another Life, Walcott's masterpiece of autobiography in verse is an ideal point of entry into Walcott's work. The 200 pages of detailed notes and commentary offered in this annotated edition—drawing to a great extent on unpublished sources—provide an invaluable resource for both teachers and students. Equally important, the book will enhance the accessibility of Walcott's history and poetry for all readers.


Nobel laureate Derek Walcott began writing poetry as a boy, and by the age of thirty-five had gained international recognition for his work. Another Life, first published in 1973, took him seven years to complete. Edward Baugh is emeritus professor of English at the University of the West Indies, Mona. Colbert Nepaulsingh is professor of Latin American and Caribbean studies at the University of Albany.


  • Another Life.
  • The Divided Child
  • Homage to Gregorias
  • The Simple Flame
  • The Estranging Sea
  • Reading Another Life:   A Critical Essay—E. Baugh and C. Nepaulsingh
  • Before the Poem Came to Be.
  • How the Poem Came to Be.
  • What the Poem Came to Be.
  • Annotations—E. Baugh and C. Nepaulsingh.