Vaslav Nijinsky

Vaslav Nijinsky

A Leap Into Madness

Book - 1999
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That Nijinsky was a genius is rarely disputed. He was the most adulated virtuoso in ballet history. His electrifying performances became legendary, and his controversial choreographies caused an uproar in the sedate theaters of Paris and London. However his exceptional talent was overshadowed by violent outbursts and periods of deep depression which led to great friction in his professional relationships, his homosexual personal relationships were also fiery and obsessive and the cause of much scandal, his marriage was also stormy and discordant, and many of his later years were spent in asylums. His two children, Kyra and Tamara, have requested author Peter Ostwald, a professor of psychiatry, to study Nijinsky's notebooks, his wife's correspondence, medical and other hospital documents and to write this compelling biography to tell what really happened. It sheds new light on a life that has fascinated generations.
Publisher: London : Robson Books, 1999, c1991.
ISBN: 9781861052506
Branch Call Number: 792/.8/092/Nijin/-O 6173cg 1
Characteristics: xxi, 372 p. ill.


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