Sonata Mulattica

A Life in Fine Movements and a Short Play

by Rita Dove

Sonata Mulattica

Hardcover, 231 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, List Price: $24.95 | purchase

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A lyric narrative by a Pulitzer Prize-winning former U.S. poet laureate, inspired by the life of a nineteenth-century virtuoso violinist, traces the early years of George Polgreen Bridgetower as a son of a white woman and an "African prince," his acclaim in Vienna, and his break with Beethoven after a dispute over a woman.

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