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Tiepolo's hound

Author: Derek Walcott
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"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
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Poésie
Named Person: Camille Pissarro; Camille Pissarro; Camille Pissarro
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Derek Walcott
ISBN: 0374105871 9780374105877 9780374527792 0374527792
OCLC Number: 42652642
Description: 163 p. : col. ill. ; 25 cm.
Responsibility: Derek Walcott.
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"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."--BOOK JACKET.

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