A Life in Five Movements and A Short Play : PoemsBook - 2009
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.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c2009.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 231 p. ; 24 cm.