Isadora by Peter Kurth
A Sensational Life

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Isadora Duncan is considered by many to be the founder of modern dance. Her name is synonymous with originality, spontaneity, drama, and sensuality. Finally, here is a biography that does justice to the life of this unforgettable woman. Never before has Isadora Duncan been so thoroughly explored.
 

About Peter Kurth

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Kurth, a contributing writer for Salon, and has written for Vanity Fair, Harper's Bazaar, The New York Observer and other publications.
 
Published January 1, 2001 by Little Brown, 2001. 608 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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Kurth (Anastasia: The Riddle of Anna Anderson) presents an exhaustive march through an exhausting, tragic life, organizing endless material into a coherent chrono

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At 18, with her mother in tow and $25 in her pocket, she started east and soon wangled a job with Augustin Daly's prestigious stage company, spending months in various demeaning (to her) roles and developing ''a perfect nausea for the theater.'' She confronted Daly: ''What's the good of having me...

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Isadora: A Sensational Life Peter Kurth Little, Brown £25, pp652 'Isadora Duncan is the greatest woman I have ever known,' Auguste Rodin declared.

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Duncan, her sister and two brothers, professionally entwined throughout their lives, spent early childhood vacillating between luxury and penury (her financier/swindler father, an integral part of San Francisco's 1877 banking collapse, was prone to long disappearances), a tendency which prevailed...

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Along the way, the reader is also introduced to some of Isadora's most fascinating contemporaries, including her friends (such as Mary Desti, a sometimes companion of Aleister Crowley), lovers (including Paris Singer, heir to the Singer Sewing Machine fortune), and rivals (including Maud Allan, w...

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