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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.

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"A virtuosic treatment of a virtuoso's life...stuffed with historical and musical arcana." The New Yorker

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"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

Synopsis:

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.

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Rita Dove, former U.S. Poet Laureate, Pulitzer Prize winner, and musician, lives in Charlottesville, where she is Commonwealth Professor of English at the University of Virginia.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393338935
Subtitle:
Poems
Author:
Dove, Rita
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
American - African American
Subject:
Poetry/African American
Publication Date:
20100931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
231
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 x 1 in

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Product details 231 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393338935 Reviews:
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