My Life


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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 ...

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Richard L

Feb 25, 2011

Duncan is a breath fo fresh air

I have read this book perhaps ten times over the past decades since I bought my first copy - Heaven only knows how long ago.
Although somewhat dated in style, and certain historical situations no longer even exist, her perspectives on the human and political conditions remain fresh and I think very contemporary. Her take on marriage, alone, ought to be that of every reasonable woman.
I love this book and the freedom of which it speaks. As an artist, I have found myself in similar circumstances, more than once, and politically, I am much in agreement with Isadora.
My point is, really, one could do worse than curl up with Isadora Duncan on a chilly night.

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