The Diary of Vaslav Nijinski (Unabridged)
Written By: Joan Acocella
Written By: John Rubinstein
Length:9 hours and 30 min.
Customer Rating :3.7
Audiobook Summary:In December 1917, Vaslav Nijinsky moved into a Swiss villa with his wife and three-year-old daughter and began to go mad. A prodigy from his youth in Russia, Nijinsky came to international fame as a principal dancer in Serge Diaghilev's Ballets Russes. When psychosis struck, he began to imagine himself as married to God. Although he lived another 30 years, he never regained his sanity. This diary, which he kept in four notebooks over six weeks, is Nijinsky's confession and his prophecy, the only sustained, on the spot account we have by a major artist of the experience of entering psychosis.