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Arlene Croce on BalanchineCroce's new book on Balanchine's ballets


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#31 carbro

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Posted 30 November 2008 - 06:44 PM

Thanks for your update/caveat, Phaedra. I'm relieved to hear that you got your money back. With a vendor named Chaos, I would not have been surprised if you'd seen the last of those sixty bucks! Their offering of a yet nonexistent item is a clue that the moniker fits. :thumbsup:

If it's any comfort, you are not alone in your impatience and frustration.

#32 bart

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 02:02 PM

It surprises me how little information turns up when you Google various combinations of Croce and anything like "book on Balanchine." Most of it actually seems to come from Ballet Talk! :blink: There seems to be a wall of silence on this one, which surprises me in a world so rumor-ridden as publishing.

Of course we don't want to post gossip or supposition, but I'm bewildered by a situation in which books are being offered for sale with no real discussion of them in the legitimate book press. Or am I missing something? :dunno:

#33 Alexandra

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 03:44 PM

Phaedra, maybe if you give up, put a sign in your book case that says, "No longer reserved for the nonexistence Croce book," it will appear :blink: I first heard about it a few years before Balanchine died, and that's a year or two ago!

I think why it keeps appearing as a book available for sale is that it is on the publishers' spring, summer, fall, winter, list. Everyone's prepared for it, then it doesn't happen, and the "book not available at this time" sign goes up. (I don't know what's happening with this one, but what I've written applies generally.)

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 04:59 PM

For a while it was listed as an upcoming release on the FSG website, but not now -- nor anywhere on the Macmillan site. Not encouraging at all.

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 05:06 PM

Perhaps if we start a petition and deputize rg to bring her the signatures . . . :blink:

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 05:10 PM

Good idea, but not likely the delay is due to Croce requiring more encouragement - I'm sure she knows this book is eagerly anticipated. Something else is going on, I expect.

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 05:50 PM

Good idea, but not likely the delay is due to Croce requiring more encouragement - I'm sure she knows this book is eagerly anticipated. Something else is going on, I expect.

Oh, I agree. Just a wee joke on my part.

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 06:17 PM

I think why it keeps appearing as a book available for sale is that it is on the publishers' spring, summer, fall, winter, list. Everyone's prepared for it, then it doesn't happen, and the "book not available at this time" sign goes up. (I don't know what's happening with this one, but what I've written applies generally.)

This makes sense to me, at least as far as the continued advertising of "advanced sale." Thanks, Alexandra.

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Posted 08 October 2010 - 06:27 PM

No I'm not posting to announce the imminent publication of the book, sorry. Given how long we've waited, who could believe it if I did? It's just that I've just been reading an interview with Robert Gottlieb in the Paris Review. The intro says he has been working on "Arlene Croce’s study of Balanchine." The date the interview was published? Fall 1994.


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