[]
[]

Dancer

A Novel
McCann, Colum (Book - 2003 )
Dancer
Print

Item Details

From the acclaimed author of This Side of Brightness , the epic life and times of Rudolf Nureyev, reimagined in a dazzlingly inventive masterpiece-published to coincide with the tenth anniversary of Nureyev's death A Russian peasant who became an international legend, a Cold War exile who inspired millions, an artist whose name stood for genius, sex, and excess-the magnificence of Rudolf Nureyev's life and work are known, but now Colum McCann, in his most daring novel yet, reinvents this erotically charged figure through the light he cast on those who knew him. Taking his inspiration from the biographical facts, McCann tells the story through a chorus of voices: there is Anna Vasileva, Rudi's first ballet teacher, who rescues her protégé from the stunted life of his town; Yulia, whose sexual and artistic ambitions are thwarted by her Soviet-sanctioned marriage; and Victor, the Venezuelan hustler, who reveals the lurid underside of the gay celebrity set. Spanning four decades and many worlds, from the horrors of Stalingrad to the wild abandon of New York in the eighties, Dancer is peopled by a large cast of characters, obscure and famous: doormen and shoemakers, Margot Fonteyn and John Lennon. And at the heart of the spectacle stands the artist himself, willful, lustful, and driven by a never-to-be-met need for perfection. In ecstatic prose, McCann evokes the distinct consciousness of the man and the glittering reflection of the myth. The result is a monumental story of love, art, and exile.
Authors: McCann, Colum, 1965-
Title: Dancer
a novel
Publisher: New York : Metropolitan Books, 2003.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 336 p. ;,25 cm.
Local Note: 6 15 35 53 102 109 188 210 231 250 263 268
ISBN: 0805067922
Statement of Responsibility: Colum McCann
Subject Headings: Nureyev, Rudolf, 1938-1993 Fiction. Ballet dancers Fiction. Male dancers Fiction.
Genre/Form: Biographical fiction-2002.
Topical Term: Ballet dancers
Male dancers
LCCN: 2002071879
MARC Display»

Opinion

Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add a Notice

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Videos

Add a Video

There are no videos for this title yet.

Find it at CLEVNET

  Loading...

Powered by BiblioCommons.
app05 Version tobio (tobio) Last updated 2014/09/22 11:30