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Tango by Robert Farris Thompson
Dec 05, 2006 | ISBN 9781400095797
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“Thompson . . . inflames us with his reverence for the form.” –Mikhail Baryshnikov

“Thompson helps us understand the way artistry and ancestry combine to make an art form of the body.” –The Washington Post

"Elegant. . . . Uplifting and timely. . . . Thompson rescues tango from a one-dimensional tristesse, mining in its working-class origins emotions of defiance, freedom, self-control, humor, love, and redemption." –Foreign Affairs

"[Thompso treats tango as narrative art, literature and way of life. . . . By extensively tracing the lines of this ‘rich suite of moves,’ Thompson’s work gives a dance started in the early 1900s the weight of a centuries-old form." –Newsweek

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