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by Vaslav Nijinsky,Joan Acocella

  • Author: Vaslav Nijinsky,Joan Acocella
  • ISBN: 0252073622
  • ISBN13: 978-0252073625
  • ePub: 1602 kb | FB2: 1582 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press; Reprint edition (October 16, 2006)
  • Pages: 384
  • Rating: 4.7/5
  • Votes: 516
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The Diary of Vaslav Nijinsky ePub download

Vaslav (or Vatslav) Nijinsky (/ˌvɑːtslɑːf nɪˈ(d)ʒɪnski/; Russian: Ва́цлав Фоми́ч Нижи́нский, tr. Václav Fomíč Nižínskij, IPA: ; Polish: Wacław Niżyński, IPA: ; 12 March 1889/1890 – 8 April 1950) . .

Vaslav (or Vatslav) Nijinsky (/ˌvɑːtslɑːf nɪˈ(d)ʒɪnski/; Russian: Ва́цлав Фоми́ч Нижи́нский, tr. Václav Fomíč Nižínskij, IPA: ; Polish: Wacław Niżyński, IPA: ; 12 March 1889/1890 – 8 April 1950) was a ballet dancer and choreographer cited as the greatest male dancer of the early 20th century. Born in Kiev to Polish parents, Nijinsky grew up in Imperial Russia but considered himself to be Polish

The diaries of Vaslav Nijinsky are the diaries of a genius -perhaps the best dancer who ever lived- who increasingly suffers from psychosis, presumably schizophrenia.

The diaries of Vaslav Nijinsky are the diaries of a genius -perhaps the best dancer who ever lived- who increasingly suffers from psychosis, presumably schizophrenia. The book was meant to be published by Nijinsky, but it does not seem as if that stopped him from penning down every single honest thought. It is an imperfect incantation, thin as muslin; but it’s vulnerabilities and simplicity of speech are innocent, much like prince myshkin is in The Idiot (a book Nijinsky himself references several times).

Nijinsky, Waslaw, 1890-1950 - Diaries, Ballet dancers - Diaries. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Oliver Wendell Holmes Library.

Joan Acocella has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1995

Joan Acocella has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1995. She served as the magazine’s dance critic from 1998 to 2019. Her most recent book is Twenty-eight Artists and Two Saints, a collection of essays.

Nijinsky wrote this in under seven weeks while on a break with his wife in St. Moritz. I’ve read this book cover to cover three times. One of three in-depth books by professor Tim Lawrence detailing the downtown New York scene of decades past that I so admire

Nijinsky wrote this in under seven weeks while on a break with his wife in St. One of three in-depth books by professor Tim Lawrence detailing the downtown New York scene of decades past that I so admire. This one uses the musician and composer Arthur Russell as a kind of avatar to navigate the reader through what seemed like an extremely fruitful and creative time for the city.

Title: The Diaries of Vaslav Nijinsky (2001). Dramatization of Russian ballet star Vaclav Nijinsky's diaries which detail his madness as well as his homosexual relationship with Ballet Russe impresario Sergei Diaghilev and his marriage to his Hungarian wife.

Vaslav Nijinsky was a Russian ballet dancer and choreographer, considered as the greatest male dancer of the 20th century. Check out this biography to know about his childhood, life, achievements, works & timeline. Vaslav Nijinsky was a Russian ballet dancer and choreographer, considered as the greatest male dancer of the 20th century.

In his prime, Vaslav Nijinsky (1889-1950) was the most celebrated man in Western ballet--a virtuoso and a dramatic dancer such as European and American audiences had never seen before. After his triumphs in such works as The Specter of the Rose and Petrouchka, he set out to make ballets of his own, and with his Afternoon of a Faun and The Rite of Spring, created within a year of each other, he became ballet's first modernist choreographer. Then, still in his twenties, he began to go mad. For six weeks in early 1919, as his tie to reality was giving way, Nijinsky kept a diary--the only sustained daily record we have, by a major artist, of the experience of entering psychosis. In some entries he is filled with hope. He is God; he will save the world. In other entries, he falls into a black despair. He is dogged by sexual obsessions and grief over World War I. Furthermore, he is afraid that he is going insane. The diary was first published in 1936, in a version heavily bowdlerized by Nijinsky's wife. The new edition, translated by Kyril FitzLyon, is the first complete and accurate English rendering of this searing document. In her introduction, noted dance critic Joan Acocella tells Nijinsky's story and places it in the context of early European modernism.
Kipabi
Interesting, however disturbing...
Rigiot
Fascinating. What an insight into the creative mind. Difficult reading, but worth the effort.
Jazu
old bio well researched and good translation!
Qiahmagha
Always wanted to read this! Thank you for providing the opportunity. Wonderful way to learn about his time and life.
Honeirsil
wow! very disturbing. His mother rented him out as a prostitute to society men so he could get dancing gigs, and people have wondered for a generation why he went insane.
in waiting
An interesting account. I suspect much of what is in diaries is delusional but very interesting compared to his biographies. Very well translated
Talrajas
Very insightful into the human psyche. Vasllav is a remarkable talent with so much sorrow and pain...his dancing is what kept him alive- when he could no longer dance his mind took over.....
Outstanding. After reading - makes me wonder if Vaslav Nijinsky was not exposed to the Khlysty sect while in Russia.
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