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Rita Dove's cosmopolitanism

Author: Malin Pereira
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Pulitzer Prize-winner and former poet laureate of the United States Rita Dove has written prolifically since the early 1970s. In this, the first full-length critical study of her entire body of work by an American scholar, Malin Pereira traces the development of Dove's literary voice, looking at the ways she combines racial specificity with the perspective of the unraced universal. Pereira examines Dove's poetry,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Rita Dove; Rita Dove; Rita Dove; Rita Dove
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Malin Pereira
ISBN: 0252028376 9780252028373
OCLC Number: 50643734
Description: ix, 207 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Negotiating blackness: Dove and the African American poetic tradition --
Miscegenation, the primal scene, and the incest motif in Dove's work --
Introducing the cultural mulatto in The Yellow House on the Corner --
Museum and cosmopolitanism --
Thomas and Beulah: starting at the "source" of the blues nomad --
The personal become myth: Grace Notes and Mother Love.
Responsibility: Malin Pereira.

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"Pulitzer Prize-winner and former poet laureate of the United States Rita Dove has written prolifically since the early 1970s. In this, the first full-length critical study of her entire body of work by an American scholar, Malin Pereira traces the development of Dove's literary voice, looking at the ways she combines racial specificity with the perspective of the unraced universal. Pereira examines Dove's poetry, fiction, drama, and literary criticism closely and chronologically, charting her path through the racially charged culture wars of the 1970s and 1980s. Drawing on a wide range of Dove's work, Pereira demonstrates how she eventually transcended racial protocols that threatened to define her work and has moved into a nomadic poetic articulation of her cosmopolitan identity."--Jacket.

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