Bloomsbury Ballerina Lydia Lopokova, Imperial Dancer and Mrs John Maynard Keynes

Auteur: Judith Mackrell
Taal: Engels
Bloomsbury Ballerina
  • Engels
  • Paperback
  • 9780753825785
  • april 2009
  • 496 pagina's
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The story of the splendidly unpredictable Russian dancer who ruffled the feathers of the Bloomsbury set and became the wife of John Maynard Keynes Born in 1891 in St Petersburg, Lydia Lopokova lived a long and remarkable life. Her vivacious personality and the sheer force of her charm propelled her to the top of Diaghilev's Ballet Russes. Through a combination of luck, determination and talent, Lydia became a star in Paris, a vaudeville favourite in America, the toast of Britain and then married the world-renowned economist, and formerly homosexual, John Maynard Keynes. Lydia's story links ballet and the Bloomsbury group, war, revolution and the economic policies of the super-powers. She was an immensely captivating, eccentric and irreverent personality: a bolter, a true bohemian and, eventually, an utterly devoted wife.


Mackrell's enthralling biography restores Lydia Lopokova to her rightful position centre-stage. -- Michael Arditti DAILY MAIL Bloomsbury Ballerina is a compelling account of the extraordinary life and times of an unforgettable woman. Mackrell is to be congratulated. -- Henrietta Garnett LITERARY REVIEW the English took Lydia Lopokova to their hearts and so Judith Mackrell is right that she merits a biography. -- Duncan Fallowell DAILY TELEGRAPH Mackrell shows us exactly what made Lopokova one the last century's 'true originals.' -- Frances Wilson SUNDAY TIMES Judith Mackrell. is brilliant at making the reader see why Lopokova matters -- Kathryn Hughes THE GUARDIAN How shrewd and kind of Mackrell to extricate Lopokova from so many decades as the snubbed alien in Bloomsbury footnotes. -- Veronica Horwell NEW STATESMAN Mackrell's unfailingly vivacious and scholarly biography pays splendid tribute -- Rupert Christiansen SUNDAY TELEGRAPH she was, as Mackrell concludes, one of the 20th century's 'true originals' and this narrative tells us exactly why -- Clement Crisp FINANCIAL TIMES What is successfully researched and confidently told is Lopokova's impressive dancing career -- Diana Souhami THE INDEPENDENT admirably researched. enthralling -- Mary Clarke Dancing Times colourful and well-researched -- Robert Giddings Tribune Lopokova led a life encompassed by ballet, Russian revolution and the Bloomsbury Group, every disparate strand woven skilfully together in Mackrell's thorough and absorbing biography The Good Book Guide Judith Mackrell, in this masterly biography, shows us why we should remember her (Lopokova).. writing as fine as one could hope to encounter. -- Judith Flanders TLS this biographer is elegant and true about a seminal figure. who has long lacked a proper historian-critic. Now, she has found one. -- James Woodall Dance Europe excellent -- Jonathan Sale CAM summer round-up selection - magnificent -- Kathryn Hughes The Guardian Mackrell has done an excellent job of putting her back in the spotlight again -- Marianne Brace INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY a 'good read' while still giving a rounded portrait of this remarkable woman -- George Dorris DANCE NOW Christmas Recommendation - a hugely entertaining and informative study of the Ballets Russes star -- Rupert Christansen THE SPECTATOR The vividly-described, extraordinary life of the lively and eccentric ballerina COSTA BIOGRAPHY AWARD SHORTLIST I found this biography entirely enjoyable. Mackrell captures the fizz of Lopokova's personality, her loveability, and makes her come alive -- Alison Light LONDON REVIEW OF BOOKS



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