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  Volume 31, Number 3, Summer 2008

Table of Contents

Special Section

Rita Dove: American Poet

p. 655
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Poetry

Ripple

p. 890
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Ways She Moved

p. 888
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from Sonata Mulattica: A Life in Five Movements & A Short Play

Prologue of the Rambling Sort

pp. 671-672
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(Re)Naissance: (February 29, 1780. Peasants in the field, digging for the last of the frostbitten potato crop. No angel appears.)

pp. 673-674
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Friedrich Augustus Bridgetower Discovers the Purposes of Fatherhood

pp. 675-676
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Recollection, Preempted

pp. 677-679
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The Seaside Concerts: (Bath Morning Post, December 8, 1789)

p. 680
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The Dressing: (Father’s aside)

pp. 681-682
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New Century Aubade: (20 Eaton Street, South Of Buckingham Gardens)

pp. 683-684
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To the Continent

p. 685
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Ludwig Van Beethoven’s Return to Vienna

pp. 686-687
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First Contact: (Ignaz Schuppanzigh’s apartments. A musical salon.)

pp. 688-689
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Beethoven Summons His Copyist: (Ferdinand Ries, 24 May 1803)

p. 690
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Tafelmusik (2)

p. 691
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The Composer’s Coda: (Ludwig van B.)

pp. 692-693
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from Selected Poems

In the Old Neighborhood

pp. 656-660
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Traveler

p. 884
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Tree of Life

p. 882
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Bam-Bam

p. 887
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Sound and Severance

pp. 876-879
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Piedras Negras

p. 889
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Floormop Vansockbottle Wristboard: A Life

pp. 880-881
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Grand

p. 883
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Code Grey: Air Contamination

p. 885
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Code Green: Evacuation

p. 886
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Translations

English Translation

From La petite Peule

pp. 844-851
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Chinese Translations

The Wake/守灵

p. 752
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The First Book/第一本书

p. 753
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Fiction

Casimir Antoine’s Jazzy Cancun Vacation

pp. 852-870
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The Barber’s Son

pp. 808-817
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Sometimes

pp. 840-843
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From Territories

pp. 818-839
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Saturday

pp. 871-875
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Nonfiction Prose

The Assassination of John F. Kennedy

pp. 736-737
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The Fire This Time

pp. 739-746
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Poet’s Choice

pp. 748-750
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My Summer of ‘68

pp. 729-734
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On Rita Dove

pp. 662-666
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Interviews

Interview with Rita Dove: Part 1

pp. 695-706
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Interview with Rita Dove: Part 2

pp. 715-726
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Literary & Cultural Criticism

On the Brink: “Kentucky 1833”

pp. 756-758
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Refuting Exile: Rita Dove Reading Melvin B. Tolson

pp. 789-802
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“It is Never a Question of the Slaves”: Anna Julia Cooper’s Challenge to History’s Silences in Her 1925 Sorbonne Thesis

pp. 903-918
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Missing Sounds and Mutable Meanings: Names in Derek Walcott’s Omeros

pp. 891-902
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Rita Dove and the Art of History

pp. 760-775
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from Understanding Rita Dove

p. 668
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Lifting the Veil: Revision and Double-Consciousness in Rita Dove’s The Darker Face of the Earth

pp. 777-787
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Bibliography

Rita Dove: A Selective Bibliography

pp. 804-805
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Photographs

Photographs

pp. 667-738
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Photographs

pp. 727-728
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Photographs

pp. 661-807
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Photographs

p. 712
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Art

Portrait of George Augustus Polgreen Bridgetower, violinist

p. 670
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Book Reviews

Memory in the Blood

pp. 945-949
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Ethnic American Literature: Comparing Chicano, Jewish, and African American Writing (review)

pp. 966-969
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The Rainmaker’s Mistake (review)

pp. 938-941
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Aya (review)

pp. 941-944
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The Buzzard and the Bow

pp. 922-934
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Shadowing Ralph Ellison (review)

pp. 935-937
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Hurricane Blues: Poems about Katrina and Rita (review)

pp. 949-953
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Conversation with Junot Diaz: (To the Woman in the Mountain Cabin)

pp. 919-922
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Black Writers, White Publishers: Marketplace Politics in Twentieth-Century African American Literature (review)

pp. 957-961
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Religious Idiom and the African American Novel, 1952–1998 (review)

pp. 961-965
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Color of Violence: The Incite! Anthology (review)

pp. 954-957
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Contributors

Contributors

pp. 970-972
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