May 31, 2008

Chris Lydon on "The Mongoose" by Walcott

Chris Lydon gives an in-depth report on Derek Walcott's reading of "The Mongoose" at the Calabash Literary Festival in Treasure Beach, Jamaica.

“It’s going to be nasty,” Derek Walcott said, prefacing his war on V. S. Naipaul with a warning. “The Mongoose” was the last of Walcott’s new poems at the Calabash Literary Festival in Jamaica last weekend. He’d wondered whether he ought to read it, Walcott said, “and then I figured if I don’t do it, I’ll say: what the hell, you should have done it… I think you’ll recognize Mr. Naipaul.”

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