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Isadora: A Sensational Life

2 Ratings: 3.0
A book by Peter Kurth

It's a bit of a stretch to suggest, as Peter Kurth does in his biography of the expatriate artist, that Isadora Duncan (1877-1927) single-handedly invented modern dance, a claim that Vaslav Nijinsky and George Balanchine, among others, would almost certainly … see full wiki

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Author: Peter Kurth
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Publisher: Little, Brown
2 reviews about Isadora: A Sensational Life
review by . September 30, 2008
I was sparked to read more about Isadora Duncan based on the mini-bio in John Dos Passos' U.S.A.: The 42nd Parallel / 1919 / The Big Money (Library of America).    Bizarre woman. Passable popular biography, but really strange woman.
review by . January 02, 2002
Here is an excellent biography of someone whose life combined artistic achievement with personal dysfunction. Arguably the creator of what we now refer to as "modern dance," Isadora Duncan certainly filled her "sensational" personal life with a series of adventures and misadventures while struggling to sustain a career during which so many of her knowledgeable contemporaries praised her artistic talents and achievements. Consider these comments:"I got an impression of enormous grace, and enormous …
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