My Life

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1995 - Biography & Autobiography - 255 pages
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My Life, the classic autobiography first published just after Duncan's death, is a frank and engrossing life account of this remarkable visionary and feminist who took on the world, reinvented dance, and led the way for future great American modernists Ruth St. Denis, Agnes de Mille, and Martha Graham.Documenting Duncan's own life as a dancer and as a woman—from her enchantment with classical music and poetry as a child in San Francisco and her intense study of classical Greek art in Athens, through the great strides she made in teaching, founding schools, performing, and collaborating with international artists, to her notorious love affairs and the tragic deaths of her own children—My Life reissued here is still as extraordinary as the woman who wrote it more than sixty years ago.
 

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Contents

Section 1
7
Section 2
13
Section 3
17
Section 4
20
Section 5
21
Section 6
30
Section 7
52
Section 8
64
Section 12
131
Section 13
171
Section 14
175
Section 15
176
Section 16
188
Section 17
202
Section 18
209
Section 19
232

Section 9
71
Section 10
75
Section 11
118
Section 20
237
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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

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