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Rudolf Nureyev: The Life

Autor Julie Kavanagh
en Limba Engleză Paperback – 14 mar 2019
NOW A MAJOR FILM BY RALPH FIENNES,THE WHITE CROW

'A gripping account of an extraordinary life'Daily Telegraph

Born on a train in Stalin's Russia, Rudolf Nureyev was ballet's first pop icon. No other dancer of our time has generated the same excitement - both on and off stage.

Nureyev's achievements and conquests became legendary: he rose out of Tatar peasant poverty to become the Kirov's thrilling maverick star; slept with his beloved mentor's wife; defected to the West in 1961; sparked Rudimania across the globe; established the most rhapsodic partnership in dance history with the middle-aged Margot Fonteyn; reinvented male technique; gatecrashed modern dance; moulded new stars; and staged Russia's unknown ballet masterpieces in the West. He and his life were simply astonishing.

'Magnificent, a triumph. Captures every facet of this extraordinary man'Mail on Sunday

'The definitive study of a man who, in his combination of aesthetic grace and psychological grime, can truly be called a sacred monster'Observer

'Undoubtedly the definitive biography'Sunday Telegraph

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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9780241986905
ISBN-10: 0241986907
Pagini: 800
Dimensiuni: 129 x 198 x 36 mm
Greutate: 0.62 kg
Editura: Penguin Books
Colecția Penguin
Locul publicării:London, United Kingdom

Notă biografică

Julie Kavanagh trained as a dancer at the Royal Ballet School, and is the author ofSecret Muses: The Life of Frederick Ashton. She has worked as ballet critic ofThe Spectator;Arts Editor ofHarpers & Queen; and London Editor ofVanity FairandThe New Yorker. She is married to the ex-Royal Ballet dancer, now dance film maker, Ross MacGibbon, and has two sons.

Recenzii

Magnificent, compulsively readable
Agrippingaccount of anextraordinarylife
Magnificent, a triumph. Captures every facet of this extraordinary man
Undoubtedly the definitive biography. Rudolf Nureyev,superstar, emerges in all histerribly flawed glory
Thedefinitive studyof a man who, in his combination of aesthetic grace and psychological grime, can truly be calleda sacred monster
Julie Kavanagh writes withflair and abundance