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: 27/09/2010
- Category: Poetry by individual poets
- ISBN: 9780393338935