Posted 20 August 2001 - 11:21 AM
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Posted 21 August 2001 - 02:11 AM
In addition, the author is just wrong in many cases. I think the Washington Post review pointed out that she refers to Nilas Martins as "tall and elegant," which is not really true. While "elegant" is somewhat subjective, the author has him performing Bugaku, which I don't think he ever has and probably won't. There are other instances of misinformation as well. Add in her purple prose and it's a strange book.
Posted 23 August 2001 - 10:54 AM
Posted 23 August 2001 - 08:41 PM
Posted 23 August 2001 - 08:54 PM
If it is banal, go on to a good dance history or bigraphy--there are plenty out there which are just as spicy, scholarly, funny, or whatever your current taste happens to be.
Life is too short to read bad books.
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