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Tiepolo's Hound

3.99 of 5 stars 3.99  ·  rating details  ·  73 ratings  ·  6 reviews
From the Nobel laureate, a "resplently luminous" (Paul Gray, Time) book-length poem on two educations in painting, a century apart.Between me and Venice the thigh of a hound;my awe of the ordinary, because even as I write,paused on a step of this couplet, I have never foundits image again, a hound in astounding light.Tiepolo's Hound joins the quests of two Caribbean men. C
Published September 3rd 2001 by Faber & Faber (first published 2000)
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Jan 06, 2008 Anne rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  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.
Omigod. This is simply beautiful and beautifully simple! I keep reading and reading this, and have this book always ready next to my bed.
I parodied this in my novel Uncorrected Proof (see )
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! Walcott is a true poetic artist. I was moved by this brilliant epic poem.
Challenging but worth the effort.
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Dereck Walcott is magic!
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Derek Walcott is 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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