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Sonata Mulattica : Poems, Paperback / softback Book

Sonata Mulattica : Poems Paperback / softback


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.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 240 pages
  • Publisher: WW Norton & Co
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Poetry by individual poets
  • ISBN: 9780393338935



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