Farrar, Straus and Giroux
November 22, 2016
8.0 X 0.7 X 10.3 inches | 1.5 pounds
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About the Author
Derek Walcott (1930-2017) was born in St. Lucia, the West Indies, in 1930. His Collected Poems: 1948-1984 was published in 1986, and his subsequent works include a book-length poem, Omeros (1990); a collection of verse, The Bounty (1997); and, in an edition illustrated with his own paintings, the long poem Tiepolo's Hound (2000). His numerous plays include The Haitian Trilogy (2001) and Walker and The Ghost Dance (2002). Walcott received the Queen's Medal for Poetry in 1988 and the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1992. Peter Doig, a Scottish painter born in 1959, has lived and worked in Trinidad since 2002. He was nominated for the Turner Prize and received the Prix Eliette von Karajan in 1994. He was the recipient of the Wolfgang Hahn Prize in 2008. Major solo exhibitions have been shown at the Tate Britain, the Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, the National Galleries of Scotland, the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal, the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, and the Fondation Beyeler.
"The book finds Walcott, who has himself always made paintings, and who will soon turn eighty-seven, responding to the dreamscapes of the painter thirty years his junior. On the left-hand pages, prints of fifty-one of Doig's paintings from the past twenty-five years face poems by Walcott, written in the past two, on the right." - The New Yorker