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Rudolf Nureyev: The Life (Paperback)
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Rudolf Nureyev: The Life (Paperback)

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Paperback 848 Pages / Published: 03/07/2008
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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 l961; sparked Rudimania across the globe; gave his rabid sexuality full reign; 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.

Julie Kavanagh's uncompromising and magnificent biography, ten years in the making, is a brilliant tribute to a superstar the world can never forget.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141029696
Number of pages: 848
Weight: 145 g
Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Magnificent, compulsively readable * Guardian *
A gripping account of an extraordinary life * Daily Telegraph *
Magnificent, a triumph. Captures every facet of this extraordinary man * Mail on Sunday *
Undoubtedly the definitive biography. Rudolf Nureyev, superstar, emerges in all his terribly flawed glory * Sunday Telegraph *
The definitive study of a man who, in his combination of aesthetic grace and psychological grime, can truly be called a sacred monster * Observer *
Julie Kavanagh writes with flair and abundance * The Sunday Times *
The definitive biography, a gripping account of an extraordinary life -- Lynn Barber * Telegraph *
She writes with flair and abundance * The Sunday Times *
Undoubtedly the definitive biography. Rudolf Nureyev, superstar, emerges in all his terribly flawed glory * Sunday Telegraph *

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