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Nureyev : the life

Author: Julie Kavanagh
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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A comprehensive biography of twentieth-century Russian ballet dancer, Rudolf Nureyev, that chronicles his childhood, defection to the West in 1961, and success on the stage.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Kavanagh, Julie.
Nureyev.
New York : Pantheon Books, ©2007
(DLC) 2006038137
(OCoLC)76416604
Named Person: Rudolf Nureyev; Rudolf Nureyev
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Julie Kavanagh
ISBN: 9780307807342 0307807347 1299042775 9781299042773
OCLC Number: 773580139
Awards: Shortlisted for Whitbread Book Awards: Biography Category 2007.
Shortlisted for Theatre Book Prize 2007.
Long-listed for Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2008.
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 782 pages, [48] pages of plates) : illustrations
Contents: A vagabond soul --
Hollywood story --
Xenia and menia --
Blood brothers --
Six steps exactly --
Making luck --
Jazz, London --
A celestial accident --
The beatnik and the prince --
The horse whisperer --
Sacred v. profane, East v. West --
Wild thing --
Time to crash the gates --
Camera front, camera side --
New boy in town --
This thing of darkness --
Pygmalion diaghilev --
Dancing with the devil --
A circular circle. Complete --
A fatality to live.
Responsibility: Julie Kavanagh.
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Born on a train in Stalin's Russia, Rudolf Nureyev was ballet's pop icon. Nureyev's achievements and conquests became legendary: he rose out of Tatar peasant poverty to become the Kirov's thrilling  Read more...

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Magnificent...comprehensive and compulsively readable -- Simon Callow The Guardian The definitive biography, a gripping account of an extraordinary life -- Lynn Barber Telegraph She writes with flair Read more...

 
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