Back in print for the first time in 40 years, Richard Buckle's soaring biography of dancer, innovator, and artistic rebel Vaslav Nijinsky spotlights the genius of Russian ballet in both his revolutionary performances and stormy offstage life.

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Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch is the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. James Parker calls this Dickensian coming-of-age novel "an enveloping…