Isadora Duncan: My Life (Restored)

Isadora Duncan (Author) Joan Acocella (Introduction by)


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 risque recollections and fervent idealism, My Life can be appreciated by a new generation."

Product Details

$17.95  $16.51
Liveright Publishing Corporation
Publish Date
May 27, 2013
5.5 X 1.0 X 8.1 inches | 0.75 pounds

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About the Author

Isadora Duncan was one of the primary founders of modern dance. Born in California, she lived throughout Europe from the age of twenty-two until her death at fifty
Joan Acocella, author of Twenty-Eight Artists and Two Saints, is the dance critic for The New Yorker.


Fascinating, even sensational reading.
Isadora was a wild voluptuary, a true revolutionary. She flouted every tradition. . . . She alone and unhelped changed the direction of her entire art.
It is a splendid book, an inspiring book, doors and windows and eyes and arms wide open to the world.--Laura Jacobs
One of the great documents of early-20th-century bohemianism and radicalism... A welcome new edition of a classic.