This novel opens with a scene of war which is destined to become a classic: trudging back from the front through a ravaged and icy wasteland, their horses dying around them, their own hunger rendering them almost savage, the Russian soldiers are exhausted as they reach the city of Ufa, desperate for food and shelter. They find both, and then music and dance. And there, spinning unafraid among them, dancing for the soldiers and anyone else who'll watch him, is one small pale boy, Rudolf. This is Colum McCann's dancer. Rudolf, a prodigy at six years old, became the greatest dancer of the century, redefined dance, rewrote his own life, and died of AIDS before anyone knew he had it. This is an extraordinary life transformed into extraordinary fiction by one of the most acclaimed writers of his generation. One kind of masculine grace is perfectly matched to another in Colum McCann's beautiful and daring novel.
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Colum McCann was born in 1965. He has won the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature and been nominated for both the IRISH TIMES Fiction Prize and the Impac Prize. He has travelled widely and is currently based in New York with his wife and two young children.From AudioFile:
Novelist Colum McCann's fictional biography of Rudolf Nureyev takes advantage of this unusual form to explore the life and times of perhaps the greatest dancer in history. The talented readers, each with care and emotion, bring multiple points of view to life. Nureyev creates his dancer's body through raw ambition and sheer strength of will. He pays the price; the list of ailments and stress-related injuries is almost too painful to hear, but with the work comes money, celebrity, and eventually acceptance. Readers of DANCER will be transported to a strange, profane, and ultimately fulfilling universe. This is one not to be missed. R.O. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Descrizione libro Weidenfeld & Nicolson. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: New. 0297829440 Perfect copy. No remainder mark.(557). Codice libro della libreria 20-TKRD-FU2S
Descrizione libro Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2003. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0297829440
Descrizione libro Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2003. Paperback. Condizione libro: Brand New. 9.10x6.00x1.10 inches. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria zk0297829440