RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 42652642 LA English T1 Tiepolo's hound A1 Walcott, Derek., PB Farrar, Straus, and Giroux PP New York YR 2000 SN 0374105871 9780374105877 9780374527792 0374527792 AB "Tiepolo's Hound joins the quests of two Caribbean men. Camille Pissarro, a Sephardic Jew born in 1830, leaves his native St. Thomas to follow his vocation as a painter in Paris, while the poet himself longs to rediscover a detail - "a slash of pink on the inner thigh / of a white hound"--Of a Venetian painting encountered on an early visit from St. Lucia to New York. Both journeys take us through a Europe of the mind's eye, in search of a connection between the lost, actual landscape of a childhood and the mythical landscape of empire." "Published with twenty-six full-color reproductions of Derek Walcott's own paintings, the poem is at once the spiritual biography of a great artist in self-imposed exile, a history in verse of Impressionist painting, and a memoir of the poet's desire to catch the visual world in more than words."--Jacket.