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Collusion : memoir of a young girl and her ballet master, Evan Zimroth, (ebook)

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Collusion : memoir of a young girl and her ballet master
Title
Collusion
Title remainder
memoir of a young girl and her ballet master
Statement of responsibility
Evan Zimroth
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Language
eng
Summary
From the vantage point of "real life" (as dancers say), Collusion tells the story of a young girl's initiation into the disciplined, exalting world of classical ballet and into a secret love relationship with F., the ballet master whom she adored. "Do you want to be a great dancer?" F. had asked her when she was twelve. She did. And so Collusion tells of how she gave up ordinary life--family, boyfriends, hamburgers, homework, and pop music--for a life dedicated to the promise of artistry. At the center of that new life was always the figure of F.--ironic, moody, demanding, quixotically generous or withholding--who could control her with a sarcastic comment or the flash of his cane across her thigh, but also with the lyrical beauty of his classes and the vision of herself in a perfect arabesque. F. was the first man to partner her, and the first to teach her that love can come in strange forms: in the airborne lifts of Les Sylphides, in brilliant pirouettes, and in measured violence. Collusion describes the secret life of ballet. It is a life in which "normal" values are reversed. Brutality is seen as a gift, fear as devotion, sadism (rightly, in this case) as love. Free of conventional moral judgments, Collusion tells of possession and surrender, of power and submission, of the bond between a young girl and an older man. In spare, emotionally resonant prose, award-winning poet and novelist Evan Zimroth unfolds a mesmerizing story of artistic ambition, power, and love in an unforgettable memoir of adolescence. Collusion portrays a real relationship, one that society dares not speak of, and it does so with admirable honesty and sensitivity
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1943-
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Zimroth, Evan
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Teacher-student relationships
  • Ballet
  • Dance teachers
  • Ballet dancers
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adult
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Collusion : memoir of a young girl and her ballet master, Evan Zimroth, (ebook)
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9780062457011
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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MWT12276450
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remote
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12276450
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MWT12276450
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Collusion : memoir of a young girl and her ballet master, Evan Zimroth, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780062457011
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12276450
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12276450
System control number
MWT12276450
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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