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Aleph Bravo Tango

3.17  ·  Rating Details  ·  6 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
She will remember this night for the rest of her life So begins Aleph Bravo Tango, perhaps the only text ever written about tango which never uses the word passion. More than an elaborate and difficult dance, tango is a culture of intimacy, desire, and dignity. And it is a global phenomenon, alive in cities around the world, connecting people who would not otherwise meet. ...more
Paperback, 394 pages
Published December 6th 2008 by Pull Don't Press
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Charlie
Nov 25, 2011 Charlie rated it liked it
An entertaining read. People's lives change through and because of tango. This book is formatted in a nice way, weaving short pieces of different peoples lives together in an easily picked up manner.
All in all? Good.
Emmet
Feb 06, 2016 Emmet rated it liked it
I read it. I know the authors personally, and knew them while they were writing this book.

For tango dancers: read it.

For other dancers: maybe.

For non-dancers: Unless you already know a lot about Argentine tango (or maybe dancing), nope. Forget about it. (Unless you're a fan of micro-fiction. Then maybe. Maybe.)

There is a lot great about this book, and lot not. I'm torn in my thinking about it, and my opinion vacillates depending on the time of day, my mood, and whether I've had my Wheaties. I ca
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Rene
Dec 30, 2014 Rene rated it really liked it
The book is an assembly of vignettes of different people, and their individual stories. We revisit these people over the course of the book, revealing the arcs of their tango journeys.

Dancers will read this and understand, perhaps see something of themselves within the narrative. Shared with non dancers; they might begin to understand the allure or this dance....maybe.
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