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American Smooth - 04 edition

American Smooth (ISBN10: 0393327442; ISBN13: 9780393327441)
ISBN13: 978-0393327441
ISBN10: 0393327442

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0393059878
ISBN10: 0393059871

Summary: AN OCCASION to celebrate: a new collection by the Pulitizer Prize-winning, former Poet Laureate, her first since On the Bus with Rosa Parks. With the grace of an Astaire, Rita Dove's magnificent poems pay homage to our kaleidoscopic cultural heritage--from the glorious shimmer of an operatic soprano to Bessie Smith's mournful wail; from paradise lost to angel food cake; from hotshots at the local shooting range to the Negro jazz band in World War I whose music conque
red Europe before the Allied advance. Like the ballroom-dancing couple of the title poem, smiling and making the difficult seem effortless, Dove explores the shifting surfaces between perception and intimation.
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Summary: AN OCCASION to celebrate: a new collection by the Pulitizer Prize-winning, former Poet Laureate, her first since On the Bus with Rosa Parks. With the grace of an Astaire, Rita Dove's magnificent poems pay homage to our kaleidoscopic cultural heritage--from the glorious shimmer of an operatic soprano to Bessie Smith's mournful wail; from paradise lost to angel food cake; from hotshots at the local shooting range to the Negro jazz band in World War I whose music conquered Europe before the Allied advance. Like the ballroom-dancing couple of the title poem, smiling and making the difficult seem effortless, Dove explores the shifting surfaces between perception and intimation. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 04
Cover: Print On Demand
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co.
Year Published: 2004
International: No



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