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Thomas and Beulah (Carnegie Mellon Poetry Series)

  • Author:Rita Dove
  • Publisher:Carnegie Mellon
  • Category:Book
  • List Price: $15.95
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  • Sales Rank:97,883
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Paperback
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Edition:First Edition
  • Pages:80
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0.3
  • Dimensions (in):8.3 x 5.4 x 0.3
  • Publication Date:January 1, 1986
  • ISBN:0887480217
  • EAN:9780887480218
  • ASIN:0887480217
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Editorial Reviews:
Synopsis
A collection of poetry by Rita Dove.
Amazon.com Review
The poems in this unusual book tell a story, forming a narrative almost like a realistic novel. Read in sequence as intended, they tell of the lives of a married black couple (not unlike Dove's own grandparents) from the early part of the century until their deaths in the 1960s, a period that spans the great migration of blacks from rural south to urban north. But this is merely the social backdrop to the story of a marriage. Two separate sequences offer two views of the couple's lives: the first, "Mandolin," consists of 23 poems giving Thomas's side, and "Canary in Bloom" gives Beulah's in 21 poems. Together they paint a detailed, poetically dense portrait of two lives in all their frailty, dignity and complexity. The collection was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1987.

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