Rudolf Nureyev: The Life

Awards:   Commended for Samuel Johnson Prize 2008. Commended for Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2008. Long-listed for Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2008 Long-listed for Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2008. Short-listed for Theatre Book Prize 2007 Shortlisted for Theatre Book Prize 2007. Shortlisted for Whitbread Book Awards: Biography Category 2007.
Author:   Julie Kavanagh
Publisher:   Penguin Books Ltd
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9780141029696


Pages:   848
Publication Date:   03 July 2008
Format:   Paperback
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Awards

  • Commended for Samuel Johnson Prize 2008.
  • Commended for Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2008.
  • Long-listed for Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2008
  • Long-listed for Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2008.
  • Short-listed for Theatre Book Prize 2007
  • Shortlisted for Theatre Book Prize 2007.
  • Shortlisted for Whitbread Book Awards: Biography Category 2007.

Overview

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 1961; 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. Awards- Whitbread Biography Award - Shortlist 2007 Samuel Johnson Prize - Longlist 2008

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Author:   Julie Kavanagh
Publisher:   Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint:   Penguin Books Ltd
Dimensions:   Width: 0.10cm , Height: 0.10cm , Length: 0.10cm
Weight:   0.145kg
ISBN:  

9780141029696


ISBN 10:   0141029692
Pages:   848
Publication Date:   03 July 2008
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   To order   Availability explained
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Magnificent...comprehensive and compulsively readable -- Simon Callow The Guardian 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


Magnificent...comprehensive and compulsively readable -- Simon Callow The Guardian 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


Author Information

Julie Kavanagh trained as a dancer at the Royal Ballet School, and is the author of Secret Muses- The Life of Frederick Ashton. She has worked as ballet critic of The Spectator; Arts Editor of Harpers & Queen; and London Editor of Vanity Fair and The New Yorker. She is married to the ex-Royal Ballet dancer, now dance film maker, Ross MacGibbon, and has two sons.

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