Sonata Mulattica: Poems

Sonata Mulattica: Poems

By: Rita Dove (author)Paperback

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The son of a white woman and an "African Prince," George Polgreen Bridgetower (1780-1860) travels to Vienna to meet "bad-boy" genius Ludwig van Beethoven. The great composer's subsequent sonata is originally dedicated to the young mulatto, but George, exuberant with acclaim, offends Beethoven over a woman. From this crucial encounter evolves a grandiose yet melancholy poetic tale. A New Yorker's A Year's Reading; Booklist Editors Choice Award.

About Author

Rita Dove is the recipient of many honors, including the Pulitzer Prize and the Fulbright Lifetime Achievement Medal. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, she is a Commonwealth Professor of English at the University of Virginia and lives in Charlottesville.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780393338935
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • ID: 9780393338935
  • weight: 220
  • ISBN10: 0393338932

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