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Winter Season by Toni Bentley
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Mar 22, 09

really liked it
bookshelves: autobiography-biography, dance
Read in December, 2008

12/23/08: OK, yes, I'm disturbingly fixated on ballet books right now, but it has been so satisfying to read about those who choose a creative path in life. Combine the poetry and beauty of a life dedicated to art with easy-to-read prose and you have exactly what I need right now after finally conquering Gravity's Rainbow. Anyway, just started this one and it's FANTASTIC so far. Also, it's another quick read, so a great choice for anyone who is also obsessed with the world of dance. More to come later...
12/25/08: This is probably the best glimpse into the life of a ballet dancer and a ballet company that one could ever have, aside from experiencing it first hand. Bentley is incredibly honest and generous--it truly brought back memories and not just the positive ones. It is also an interesting meditation on the struggle to define one's identity and find ever-elusive happiness. A great read.
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