✓ Nureyev ↠ Diane Solway, Nureyev, Diane Solway, Nureyev From the moment of his birth aboard a train speeding through Stalinist Russia until his death of AIDS in Rudolf Nureyev seemed to travel through life at the velocity of a triple pirouette His professional accomplishments are stunning Despite starting his ballet training much later most dancers Nureyev won a coveted spot at the famous Maryinsky later the Kirov bFrom the moment of hi ✓ Nureyev ↠ Diane Solway - Nureyev, Nureyev From the moment of his birth aboard a train speeding through Stalinist Russia until his death of AIDS in Rudolf Nureyev seemed to travel through life at the velocity of a triple pirouette His p
✓ Nureyev ↠ Diane Solway - Nureyev, Nureyev From the moment of his birth aboard a train speeding through Stalinist Russia until his death of AIDS in Rudolf Nureyev seemed to travel through life at the velocity of a triple pirouette His p
The book gives impression of reading a work of psychologist From the beginning to the end of the book, Diana could perfectly describe Nureyev s complex personality disadvantaged childhood in Russia and aspiration for exposing a new world, warm Tatar blood and rudeness, egoism and ambition, brilliant talent and hard work, subtle sensibility and perfectionism, amazing beauty and extreme sexuality, the factors which contributed him becoming a great dancer of the century Metaphors she used are funny [...]
Loved this book I was inspired by Nureyev and is wish to be THE BEST The fact that he loved what he did SO MUCH made him all the better I took away a lot from this book Here s just a bit of it NUREYEV His Life by Diane Solway You are naked all the time in front of the audience Rudolf Nureyev You can t teach people passion You can turn it ON, but you can t teach it Rudolf Nureyev b 3 17 1983 Irkutsk, Russia d 1 6 1993 age 54 , Levallois Peret, FRANCE Never look back, Nureyev liked to say, that yo [...]
One of the greatest dancers and most remarkable individual s life, retold in this extensive biography This has to be one of my favorite biographies of a dancer s life, as it is such a fascinating and compelling read I can grantee that you will be hard pressed to find anything insightful on Rudolf Nureyev s life, nor as astonishing and most importantly honest The life of this distinctive individual is one of the most dramatic, memorable stories of our age Diane Solway delves into the past by pro [...]
Oh, God, I am obsessed with him So why 3 stars and not 5 Solway s research is prodigious, but she has no writing flair Dry style And for Nureyev, of all people, I wanted it to soar Still, I m glad to have read all of the information He could be a holy terror with people, but he could also be very generous and a good friend And he was never dull And, above all, he was an artistic genius No one can compare in ballet for me And I know that he danced far too long, when he no longer had the agility n [...]
I know absolutely nothing about ballet, but have long admired the performances and grace of ballerinas and the stamina that is needed to perform Who could have failed to hear about the legendry dancing of Rudolf Nureyev and Margo Fonteyn, even if you have never seen them dance together When I saw this book I thought it would make an interesting read and was not wrong The author has obviously done a lot of research and takes us from Rudolf s childhood, through the dramatic story of his defection [...]
I ve been reading this book for well over a year I ve checked it out like 40 times from the Berkeley Public Library I m on page 656 out of 1200 or something I just can t get through it Just like Great Expectations, in epics like these, I really only like the stuff about early childhood and late life and death All the name dropping and overly sympathetic biography in between is annoying I really zone out when the 106th multi syllabic Russian name is mentioned with no prior context.I wanna get to [...]
This was a very well received gift, many Christmases ago, and I devoured it Always a fan of the dancer, it gave me much to respect about the man, as well Nureyev was such an icon, that I wasn t sure I d enjoy reading about the reality of him, as opposed to just appreciating the single dimension, but this book was a good read, a surprisingly good one The style was the perfect blend of biography and fairy tale in tone, though it was well researched and is reportedly, quite accurate and it kept me [...]
I love this book He s fascinating, she researched it well, and I blew through it right up to the part where he s dying from AIDS and keeps dancing because it gives him a reason to live, even though he probably shouldn t be performing in front of people any I put the book down at that point, telling myself I d pick it back up again, but I couldn t Too sad It s a great biography, very honest.
I have never read before such a detailed biography book Especially this book is interesting for an American reader because it tells in big part about a life behind the iron curtain , in the Soviet Union And what is important tells truthfully Author Diane Solway found many covered facts, known only to interior habitants, Soviet citizens I highly recommend this book
Exhaustively detailed, it s nonetheless an enthralling study of a legendary artist Not sure if the portrait painted of the subject by this biographer is very accurate well balanced it s not very flattering either , but the effort put into the book is evident.
A very detailed biography of one of the greatest ballet dancers After reading this book I looked on Youtube for videos of him I am so sorry to have never had the privilege of seeing him dance in person.
One word summary LONG It is just stuffed with many, many facts And many, many irritating footnotes There was no attempt to provide any meaningful analysis of either his life or his dancing Nureyev comes across as rather repellent.
Everything you wanted to know about the King of Ballet Excellent, detailed.
A good read, and very interesting to learn abut Nureyev s life It is a long biography and the detail it goes into might be a bit too much for some, but overall well written
Hey Dame Sonia is pictured in this book, and there are some really interesting anecdotes about her, too It s not a great read but an interesting scim
Great subject Fascinating life story The writing is not the best.
What an amazing man The world lost much with his death.
Long and perhaps a little in need of editing, but nonetheless an absorbing and fascinating insight into the life and death of a unique artist.