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  • Paperback: 468 pages
  • Publisher: University of California Press; Rev Ed edition (21 Nov. 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0520206398
  • ISBN-13: 978-0520206397
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 3.8 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,344,514 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"The most readable and reliable introduction to the sphinxlike Russian who inspired his own brand of balletomania from the Diaghilev era to the present day."--Marcia B. Siegel, "Washington Post Book World

About the Author

Bernard Taper is Emeritus Professor of Journalism at the University of California at Berkeley.

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By Nic on 7 Sept. 2014
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A wonderful book for ballet lovers.
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Tough but Good Read 6 Mar. 2004
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This is no easy, inspirational biography. It really goes in depth. But you finish thinking you understand this enigmatic man about as well as possible.
If you like or are curious about Balanchine, READ THIS BOOK!
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The best Balanchine's biography! 24 April 2001
By Lu Lu - Published on Amazon.com
I've so happy I bought this book, it's a pleasure to read. I'm a long time ballet fan, but I would stronly recommend this book for anyone who is interested about ballet, you can learn so much reading it!
Excellent 1 July 2013
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Very informative biography of a unique dancer/choreography/person, with interesting facts about NYC Ballet's history and the dilemmas lingering after Balanchine's death.
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