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Rudolf Nureyev : the life

Author: Julie Kavanagh
Publisher: London : Fig Tree, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"From his birth on a train in Siberia at the height of Stalin's Terrors, Rudolf Nureyev's life was extraordinary. His career was decided at the age of eight, and nine years later, leaving his Tatar peasant family behind him, he realized his dream of studying at the Kirov's school. This account of Nureyev's Leningrad years focuses on a teacher of genius who moulded the late starter into a star; the guilty affair with  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Rudolf Nureyev; Rudolf Nureyev; Rudolʹf Ch Nureev
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julie Kavanagh
ISBN: 9781905490158 1905490151 9780141029696 0141029692
OCLC Number: 261911038
Awards: Commended for Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2008
Short-listed for Theatre Book Prize 2007
Short-listed for Costa Biography Award 2007
Short-listed for Whitbread Book Awards: Biography Category 2007
Long-listed for Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2008
Description: viii, 787 pages, [48] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Julie Kavanagh.

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Contains the biography of Rudolf Nureyev based on private papers, diaries and home-movie footage. This book covers major points of his life from his birth on a train in Siberia at the height of  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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