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The great Nijinsky : god of dance

Author: Lynn Curlee
Publisher: Watertown, Massachusetts : Charlesbridge, [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Dance prodigy, sex symbol, gay pioneer, cultural icon--Vaslav Nijinsky rose to fame as the star of the Ballets Russes in Paris before mental illness stole his career and the last thirty years of his life. A tragic story of a great genius, this compelling work of narrative nonfiction chronicles a life of obsessive artistry, celebrity, and notoriety.
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Genre/Form: Illustrated works
Biographies
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Curlee, Lynn.
Great Nijinsky.
Watertown, Massachusetts : Charlesbridge, [2019]
(DLC) 2018024428
Named Person: Vaslaw Nijinsky; Vaslaw Nijinsky; Vaslaw Nijinsky
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lynn Curlee
ISBN: 9781580898003 1580898009
OCLC Number: 1037895504
Awards: Young Adult Excellence in Nonfiction Award Finalist, 2020.
Target Audience: Ages: 12+
Description: 112 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Prologue: Wonder of wonders --
Born to dance --
World of art --
The Ballets Russes --
Celebrity and adulation --
Petrushka --
The Afternoon of a Faun --
Games and rituals --
Romola --
The war years --
The last dance --
Leap into madness --
Epilogue: Legacy and legend.
Responsibility: Lynn Curlee.

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Dance prodigy, sex symbol, gay pioneer, cultural icon--Vaslav Nijinsky rose to fame as the star of the Ballets Russes in Paris before mental illness stole his career and the last thirty years of his life. A tragic story of a great genius, this compelling work of narrative nonfiction chronicles a life of obsessive artistry, celebrity, and notoriety.

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