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American Smooth

American Smooth - 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0393327441

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ISBN13: 978-0393327441
ISBN10: 0393327442
Edition: 04
Copyright: 2004
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co.
Published: 2004
International: No

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American Smooth - 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0393327441

Rita Dove

ISBN13: 978-0393327441
ISBN10: 0393327442
Edition: 04
Copyright: 2004
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co.
Published: 2004
International: No
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.

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