London: Victor Gollanc, 1937. Green Cloth. THE DIARY OF VASLAV NJINSKY.
NJINSKY, Vaslav (edited by Romola Njinsky).
Published by London, Victor Gollancz 1937.
Original rare dust jacket in good condition un-clipped, green cloth binding 205 pages in very good condition.
The diary of the great ballet dancer, written during 1918-1919 in St. Moritz where he and his wife, Romola, had retired to await the end of the war.
The papers were discovered almost 20 years later. b/w photographs and plates showing Nijinsky's fine art work. The text is less a conventional daily diary than philosophical meandering thoughts (Njinsky's incipient insanity showing through already) on life, death, artistry and artistic temperament.
Nijinsky was introduced to dance by his parents, who were senior dancers with the travelling Setov opera company, and his early childhood was spent touring with the company. His elder brother Stanislav and younger sister Bronislava "Bronia" Nijinska also became dancers; Bronia also became a choreographer, working closely with him for much of his career. ID# 0571
Price Usd $120.00. very good. Item #571
Price (USD): $120.00