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Title: Vaslav - an Impersonation of Nijinsky
Description: London, Quartet Books. 1975, First Edition. (ISBN: 0704320797). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. A near Fine unmarked copy (Fine apart from minor indentation to lower front) with VG+ dustjacket which is not price clipped. 216 pages. Vaslav Nijinsky wa more than a star: he was considered the greatest ballet dancer ever. His tartar looks, his famous leap, his unique entrechat royal, his extraordinary strength, grace and vigour, his imaginative choreography - all these combined to make him and Sergei Diaghilev's Russian Ballet a phenomenal success. At the peak of his career he went mad. Twenty five years later, as the Red Army advances across Nazi-occupied Hungary, the horror and disruption of war awaken in him glorious and humiliating memories. His bizarre and disastrous relationship with Diaghilev, his virtual imprisonment in Hungary during the First World War and the fiasco of his American tour all contributed to his paranoia and spiritual confusion. 'Vaslav is a fantastic reconstruction of his last days. While he and his wife Romola flee across war-ravaged Europe, we see in a series of vivid glimpses Nijinsky's attempts to come to terms with the tempestuous fortunes of his career and private life which have dranged him. This novel is a powerful and daring study of one of the great artists of the century. 1. Near Fine/Very Good.

Keywords: Vaslav Nijinsky 0704320797

Price: GBP 15.00 = appr. US$ 21.42 Seller: Goldring Books
- Book number: 009855

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