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6%OFFRita Dove - Sonata Mulattica: Poems - 9780393338935 - V9780393338935
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Sonata Mulattica: Poems

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Description for Sonata Mulattica: Poems Paperback. Detailing the volatile relationship between the black violinist George Bridgetower and Beethoven, this is a "masterful collection" (Los Angeles Times). Num Pages: 240 pages. BIC Classification: DCF. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 208 x 141 x 15. Weight in Grams: 198.
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.

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About Rita Dove
Rita Dove, Pulitzer Prize winner and former U. S. Poet Laureate, is the only poet honored with both the National Humanities Medal and the National Medal of Arts. Her recent works include Playlist for the Apocalypse, Sonata Mulattica, and the National Book Award-shortlisted Collected Poems: 1974-2004. In 2021 she was awarded the Gold Medal for Poetry from the American Academy ... Read more

Reviews for Sonata Mulattica: Poems
"A virtuosic treatment of a virtuoso's life ... stuffed with historical and musical arcana." "Dove's richly imagined book has the sweep and vivid characters of a novel, but it's written with a poet's economy, an eye for the exact detail."
Mark Doty

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