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Tiepolo's Hound

3.92  ·  Rating Details ·  93 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
A magnificent, semi-autobiographical sequence from a Nobel Prize-winning poet, Tiepolo's Hound joins the quests of two Caribbean men: Camille Pissarro - a Sephardic Jew born in 1830 who leaves his native St. Thomas to become a painter in Paris - and the poet himself, who longs to rediscover the detail of a painting encountered on an early visit from St. Lucia to New York. ...more
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Published September 3rd 2001 by Faber (first published 2000)
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Anne
Jan 04, 2008 Anne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: artists of any kind
Walcott takes the reader on an adventure to find Tiepolo's Hound. Every page is filled with Walcott's visual and poetic art, and you are catapulted into the stories of Tiepolo and the world that he created through his paint brush.
Zubyre Parvez
Jan 02, 2017 Zubyre Parvez rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Classical painting explored from the point of view of being mixed race (of Greek and Jamaican origins) a true individual, with wit and brilliance.
Megan
Jun 09, 2007 Megan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Challenging but worth the effort.
Nicole
Jul 24, 2013 Nicole rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! Walcott is a true poetic artist. I was moved by this brilliant epic poem.
Louisiana
Oct 26, 2008 Louisiana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I parodied this in my novel Uncorrected Proof (see http://elephantearspress.com/uncorrec... )
Matthew  Mann
Dereck Walcott is magic!
Dann Zinke
Book was only 164 pages. Not as gripping as Omeros, but some of the poetic imagery was superb, as you would expect from Walcott.
Rani
Jun 22, 2007 Rani rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Omigod. This is simply beautiful and beautifully simple! I keep reading and reading this, and have this book always ready next to my bed.
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The paintings give a nice insight into his engagement with that perspective. Check out videos of him reading. He has a great sense of humor that doesn't really come across in his work.
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Derek Walcott was a Caribbean poet, playwright, writer and visual artist. Born in Castries, St. Lucia, he won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1992 "for a poetic oeuvre of great luminosity, sustained by a historical vision, the outcome of a multicultural commitment."

His work, which developed independently of the schools of magic realism emerging in both South America and Europe at around the time
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