The Diary of Vaslav Nijinsky

The Diary of Vaslav Nijinsky

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In December 1917, Vaslav Nijinsky - the most famous male dancer in the western world - moved into a Swiss villa with his wife and three year old daughter and began to go mad. This diary, which he kept in four notebooks over six weeks, offers an account of a major artist of entering psychosis. A prodigy from his youth in Russia, Nijinsky came to international fame as a principal dancer in Sergei Diaghilev's Ballets Russes. After a falling-out between the two great men - who had lived openly as lovers for some time - Nijinsky struggled to make a career on his own. When psychosis struck, he began to imagine himself married to god, signing his entries "God Nijinsky". Although he lived another 30 years, he never regained his sanity.
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  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 128 x 198 x 19mm | 260g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Russian
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 16pp b&w illustrations
  • 0141182288
  • 9780141182285

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