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27 May 2013
Dance; Biography; Autobiography: arts & entertainment
The visionary choreographer and dancer Isadora Duncan (1877-1927) not only revolutionized dance in the twentieth century but blazed a path for other visionaries who would follow in her wake. While many biographies have explored Duncan's crucial role as one of the founders of modern dance, no other book has proved as critical-as both historical record and vivid evocation of a riveting life-as her autobiography. From her early enchantment with classical music and poetry to her great successes abroad, to her sensational love affairs and headline-grabbing personal tragedies, Duncan's story is a dramatic one. My Life still stands alone as a great document, revealing the truth of her life as she understood it, without reticence or apology or compromise (New York Herald Tribune). Now, in this fully restored edition, with its risqu? recollections and fervent idealism, My Life can be appreciated by a new generation.
By:   Isadora Duncan
Introduction by:   Joan Acocella
Imprint:   Liveright
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 211mm,  Width: 140mm,  Spine: 28mm
Weight:   318g
ISBN:   9780871403186
ISBN 10:   0871403188
Pages:   304
Publication Date:   27 May 2013
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Reviews for My Life

For dance aficionados, Isadora Duncan s memoir My Life, with an introduction by Joan Acocella, completes the portrait of one of the twentieth century s most unforgettably Dionysian figures by restoring the bits originally deemed too spicy for print. --Megan O Grady

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