The Resource The chosen maiden : a novel, Eva Stachniak

The chosen maiden : a novel, Eva Stachniak

Label
The chosen maiden : a novel
Title
The chosen maiden
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Eva Stachniak
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The passionate, sweeping story of Bronia, an extraordinary ballerina forever in the shadow of the legendary Nijinsky--Russia's greatest dancer and her older brother. Born on the road to dancer parents, the Nijinsky children seem destined for the stage. Vaslav is an early prodigy, and through single-minded pursuit will grow into arguably the greatest--and most infamous--Russian ballet dancer of the 20th century. His talented younger sister Bronia, however, also longs to dance. Overshadowed by Vaslav, plagued by a body deemed less than ideal and struggling against the constraints of her gender, Bronia will have to work triply hard to prove herself worthy. Bronia's stunning discipline and mesmerizing talent will eventually elevate her to the highest stage in Russia: the prestigious, old-world Mariinsky Ballet. But as the First World War rages, revolution sparks in Russia. In her politics, love life and career, Bronia will be forced to confront the choice between old and new; traditional and groundbreaking; safe and passionate. Through gorgeous and graceful prose, readers will be swept from St. Petersburg and Kiev to London and Paris and plunged into the tumultuous world of modern art. Against the fascinating and tragic backdrop of early 20th century Europe, and surrounded by legends like Anna Pavlova, Coco Chanel, Serge Diaghilev and Pablo Picasso, Bronia must come into her own--as a dancer, mother and revolutionary--in a world that only wishes to see her fall."--
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CaOONL
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1952-
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Stachniak, Eva
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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Ballerinas
Label
The chosen maiden : a novel, Eva Stachniak
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
412 p.
Isbn
9780385678568
Isbn Type
(pbk. bd.)
System control number
  • 233905
  • 847312
Label
The chosen maiden : a novel, Eva Stachniak
Publication
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
412 p.
Isbn
9780385678568
Isbn Type
(pbk. bd.)
System control number
  • 233905
  • 847312

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