Bestseller Book Dancer published Taking his inspiration from biographical facts novelist Colum McCann tells the erotical
Bestseller Book Dancer published 2020 Taking his inspiration from biographical facts, novelist Colum McCann tells the erotically charged story of the Russian dancer Rudolf Nureyev through the cast of those who knew him there is Anna Vasileva, Rudi s first ballet teacher, who rescues her prot g from the stunted life of his provincial town Yulia, whose sexual and artistic ambitions are thwarted by her Soviet Taking his inspiration from biographical facts, novelist Colum McCann tells the erotically charged story of the Russian dancer Rudolf Nureyev through the cast of those who knew him there is Anna Vasileva, Rudi s first ballet teacher, who rescues her prot g from the stunted life of his provincial town Yulia, whose sexual and artistic ambitions are thwarted by her Soviet sanctioned marriage and Victor, the Venezuelan street hustler, who reveals the lurid underside of the gay celebrity set Spanning four decades and many worlds, from the horrors of the Second World War 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, nurses and translators, Margot Fonteyn, Eric Bruhn 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.. Good Kindle Dancer "Dancer"......by Colum McCann is a breathtaking tribute the Russian Ballet dancer, Rudolf Nureyev...... I mean BREATHTAKING!!!!!This book is a novel, yet Colum McCann took his inspiration from biographical facts from Rudolf's life. WOW.... and what a story!!! Captivating....spanning over four decades. The lyrically powerful prose is seductive....intimate....bigger than life...."dazzling"!!!!Right from the start when 'Rudik' was a child in the Soviet Union ( 1941-1956)...we are transported back to the horrors of war. Injured soldiers were being cared for by women. Children have come to entertain their Russian Folk dance. A soldier with an amputated leg on crutches from tree branches caught Rudik's fascination. His mother couldn't afford carpet in his house.... so between the two, we see a 7 year old's imagination at work. He started spinning on one foot on his own wood floor in his own house. I thought of 'ALL THE PARENTS' who had these type of determined kids. At an early age, something stands out about their child....a PASSION - 'very young'. Rudolf was one of them. Years later ....A night on stage in London.... still only in in 20's:"Rudi's body was a thing of the most captivating beauty--hard lines at his shoulders, his neck striated with muscle, enormous thighs, his calf muscles twitching. He took his partner in the air and spun her with remarkable lightness". Part of a letter to his sister, Tamara, back home in Leningrad ( 1961 -1964)"You choose to say my life is a circus now. Nothing is simple, Tamara, not even your attempts at simplification. Why did I do it? It was never my intention to leave. I could have stayed, but if you tread water long enough it is possible you might never learn to swim. I meant nothing by it. Politics is for fat men with cigars. It is not for me. I am a dancer. I live to dance. That is all". In the way that I passionately love author Amor Towles writing .... Colum McCann, too, writes floating novels. Every sentence is exhilarating!!! "Poverty lust sickness envy hope"
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