• Short Summary

    A diary written by the legendary Russian ballet dancer Vaslav Nijinsky containing thirty thousand words of unpublished material has fetched forty-five thousand pounds (about 100 thousand dollars) at Sotheby's auction rooms in London, (24 July).

  • Description

    A diary written by the legendary Russian ballet dancer Vaslav Nijinsky containing thirty thousand words of unpublished material has fetched forty-five thousand pounds (about 100 thousand dollars) at Sotheby's auction rooms in London, (24 July). The manuscript, which fills three exercise books, was bought by an Oxford dealer, Colin Franklin. Nijinsky wrote the diary at St. Mortiz in the winter of 1918-1919. It contains erotic passages about Nijinsky's stormy relationship with Russian impresario Serge Diaghilev and recounts his love for his Hungarian-born wife Romola and daughter Kyra. Two-thirds of Nijinsky's diaries have already been published but this manuscript is different because it reflects the tortured state of Nijinsky's mind as i.e. became aware of the onset of his schizophrenia. Nijinsky's widow, who died last year, had suppressed publication of the diary to protect her husband's reputation. Mr Roy Davids conducted the auction for Sotheby's.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1U75XD78VC1H5ERV0XTVVKAHV
    Media URN:
    VLVA1U75XD78VC1H5ERV0XTVVKAHV
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/07/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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