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Sonata Mulattica: Poems (Signed First Edition)

Rita Dove

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ISBN 10: 0393070085 / ISBN 13: 9780393070088
Published by Norton, 2009
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NEW YORK: Norton (2008). First edition. First printing. Hardbound. New/New. Purchased new and opened only for author signing. Signed by Rita Dove on title page. Mint and unread. Comes with mylar dust jacket wrapper. Shipped in well-padded box. 0.0. Bookseller Inventory # 02-2013-47

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Title: Sonata Mulattica: Poems (Signed First ...

Publisher: Norton

Publication Date: 2009

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition....

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In a book-length lyric narrative inspired by history and imagination, a much celebrated poet re-creates the life of a nineteenth-century virtuoso violinist.

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.

About the 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.

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