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The Resource Dancer : a novel, Colum McCann

Dancer : a novel, Colum McCann

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Dancer : a novel
Title
Dancer
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Colum McCann
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
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1965-
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McCann, Colum
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Picador Modern Classics
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  • Nureyev, Rudolf
  • Ballet dancers
  • Ballet dancers
  • Male dancers
Label
Dancer : a novel, Colum McCann
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
37281847
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First Picador Modern Classics edition.
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9781250051790
Isbn Type
(softcover)
Media category
unmediated
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 37281847
  • (Sirsi) 37281847
Label
Dancer : a novel, Colum McCann
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
37281847
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First Picador Modern Classics edition.
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9781250051790
Isbn Type
(softcover)
Media category
unmediated
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 37281847
  • (Sirsi) 37281847

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