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Nureyev by Julie Kavanagh
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Jan 25, 2009

really liked it
Read in January, 2009

Great biography of a Russian trying to live in the U.S., an immense talent trying to live among ordinary people, a gay man trying to live among other closeted gays. Kavanagh's balance of minute detail for the ballet/dance expert (which I'm not, but want to be) with candid details of Nureyev's sex life is impressive. Only fairly minor complaint: wish she'd spent a bit more time exploring and interviewing Rudolph's lovers (those still living) for a more nuanced view of his romantic existence.

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