Sonata Mulattica: Poems Rita Dove

ISBN: 9780393338935

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Sonata Mulattica: Poems  by  Rita Dove

Sonata Mulattica: Poems by Rita Dove
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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, butMoreThe 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 Yorkers A Years Reading- Booklist Editors Choice Award.



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