Critical essays on Christopher Okigbo /
edited by Uzoma Esonwanne.
New York : G.K. Hall, c2000.
xvi, 335 p.
0783804504 (alk. paper)
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New York : G.K. Hall, c2000.
0783804504 (alk. paper)
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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One of the best and most widely anthologized Nigerian poets, ("Heavensgate, Limits" and "Silences") he was killed while fighting in the war for Biafran independence from Nigeria.
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The full range of literary traditions comes to life in the Twayne Critical Essays Series. Volume editors have carefully selected critical essays that represent the full spectrum of controversies, trends and methodologies relating to each author's work. Essays include writings from the author's native country and abroad, with interpretations from the time they were writing, through the present day.Each volume includes: -- An introduction providing the reader with a lucid overview of criticism from its beginnings -- illuminating controversies, evaluating approaches and sorting out the schools of thought-- The most influential reviews and the best reprinted scholarly essays-- A section devoted exclusively to reviews and reactions by the subject's contemporaries-- Original essays, new translations and revisions commissioned especially for the series-- Previously unpublished materials such as interviews, lost letters and manuscript fragments-- A bibliography of the subject's writings and interviews-- A name and subject indexOne of the best and most widely anthologized Nigerian poets, ("Heavensgate", "Limits", "Silences") he was killed while fighting in the war for Biafran independence from Nigeria.
Table of Contents
Publisher's Notep. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Chronologyp. xv
Introductionp. 1
[Interview, August 1962]p. 41
[Interview, July 1965]p. 47
Interview with Christopher Okigbo, 1965p. 52
The Mbari Publications [Review of Heavensgate, by Christopher Okigbo]p. 63
Limits, by Christopher Okigbop. 65
Shadows of Prophecy [Review of Labyrinths, by Christopher Okigbo]p. 67
Individual Poem Sequences
A Structural Approach to Okigbo's "Distances"p. 77
Poetry and Empirical Logic: A Correspondence Theory of Truth in Okigbo's Lamentsp. 88
Okigbo's Portrait of the Artist as a Sunbird: A Reading of Heavensgate (1962)p. 99
Okigbo's "Distances": A Retreat from Christ to Idotop. 112
Silencesp. 124
Genre, Method, and Meaning
Okigbo's Limits: An Approach to Meaningp. 135
The Ritual and the Plot: The Critic and Okigbo's Labyrinthsp. 145
Christopher Okigbo and the Psychological Theories of Carl Gustav Jungp. 161
Critical Overview
The Poetry of Christopher Okigbo: Its Evolution and Significancep. 185
Christopher Okigbo: Poet of Destinyp. 195
The Achievement of Christopher Okigbop. 230
Postcoloniality and the Oracle of Repetition: Christopher Okigbo's Poetryp. 260
Christopher Okigbo, or The Eclectic Poet as Prodigal and Priest in Labyrinthsp. 292
Divided in the Brain: Okigbo as Tricksterp. 306
Christopher Okigbo: A Toastp. 321
Selected Bibliographyp. 327
Indexp. 331
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