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Mccann, born in ireland, had previously written novels, short stories and newspaper reports while travelling and teaching in the united states and japan. The book was published in multiple languages including english, consists of 336 pages and is available in paperback format. Colum mccann books list of books by author colum mccann. Novelist colum mccanns dancer is the erotically charged story of the russian dancer rudolf nureyev as told through the cast of those who knew him. Colum mccann, the author of the acclaimed songdogs and fishing the sloeblack river owl books, 0805041079, was recently described as new yorks most visible upandcoming irish writer the new york times. Free download or read online maos last dancer pdf epub book.
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Colum mccann born 28 february 1965 is an irish writer of literary fiction. Dancer is a novel based on the life of rudolf nureyev, written by colum mccann and published. The short fiction of colum mccann documents a dizzying cast of characters in exile, loss, love, and displacement 4dancer. See more ideas about colum mccann, national book award and books. The book was published in multiple languages including english, consists of 480 pages and is available in paperback format. Novelist colum mccanns dancer is the erotically charged story of the russian dancer rudolf.
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The first edition of the novel was published in 2003, and was written by li cunxin. Rudolf nureyev was one of the most writtenabout dancers in history. The picture of nureyev that many often remember is that of a gifted performer who was also a compulsive egomaniac. Colum mccann is the author of books including this side of brightness, zoli, songdogs and let the great world spin. A fictionalized biography of rudolf nureyev 193893, chronicled in an understated, intimate narrative from the celebrated dancers childhood to the height and excesses of his fame. Delaware county district library ohio american libraries. Nureyev was a russian ballet dancer who achieved fame with the kirov ballet before defecting to the west in 1961 and subsequently became one of the most writtenabout dancers in history. I had the same feeling of experiencing someone elses emotional and physical pain reading colum mccanns dancer a whiff, at least a readers empathetic, human shiver, at life in the soviet union before the berlin wall came down. Mccann, the irishborn author of songdogs and this side of brightness as well as. Colum mccann, admittedly one of my favorite writers transcontinental, let the great world spin, wrote dancer in 2003, and a new paperback edition with was on my librarys shelves. Colum mccann is the internationally bestselling author of the novels transatlantic, let the great world spin, zoli, dancer, this side of brightness, and songdogs, as well as three critically acclaimed story collections and the nonfiction book letters to a young writer.47 563 1292 1649 860 775 379 1503 103 1101 1084 14 1670 215 1429 1197 306 246 222 1428 1027 1368 487 1546 1333 39 914 119 198 1049 68 1047 933 1308 874 1453 985 927 1009 5