Dancing for Degas

Dancing for Degas

by Kathryn Wagner
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Dancing for Degas 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I picked this book up on a whim. I started walking away from it, in the store, and immediately turned around and picked it back up! Bought it and read the whole thing within a week of buying it. I skipped out on studying for this book! She made an easy to read book that you can get lost in. She describes real paintings and the hard life of a ballerina during this era. On my 3rd time reading it! I'll always have it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An amateur book about the most fascinating period in art history that is written in such inartistic style. The author ineffectively tries to tie in art, ballet, romance, and struggling life of a suburban life--all such beautiful, cant-go-wrong topics yet somehow nothing interesting comes out from the dull storyline. In summary, it's a teenage diary filled with the most unsurprising epiphanies. Simple, choppy, mindless sentences with bare minimum knowledge of the Impressionist era, predictable plot, and awkward, amateurish characterization, the book has it all except depth or even a story.
Versaille More than 1 year ago
I was looking for a historical fiction novel to read and this book caught my eye! The lovely artwork on the cover was what first drew me in. As a fan of Degas' artwork, this book was a must read! I loved the setting (Paris!!), plot line, and the characterization of Degas. I have to admit Alexandrie's character could be a bit naive at times, but the novel as a whole has made my list of favorites. This book has the perfect amount of romance, Parisian charm, and glamor!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My daughter is an artist and dancer, so the two elements of this title caught my attention. I also remember seeing the cover artwork on one of our many museum trips. I don't know if it was because I know enough about the elements of dance and art that I found this book charming to read, or if it would have been on it's own. I also really like Degas as a painter/sculpturer, and find his works involving dancers truly beautiful. The book is well written and holds your attention. It is an easy read, perfect for a day at the beach or a rainy day. The author does a nice job of taking you into the world of the Paris Ballet at the time of Degas. The subject matter at times is not for the very young reader,( so I wouldn't recommend for the pre-teen- early teen dancers) but I didnt find it offensive in the contents of the story. I think it would make a great movie!
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