A outstanding account of a wildly creative existence, in any case restored to its unexpurgated shape, with a revealing new creation by way of Joan Acocella.

The visionary choreographer and dancer Isadora Duncan (1877–1927) no longer simplest revolutionized dance within the 20th century however blazed a trail for different visionaries who might practice in her wake. At the same time as many biographies have explored Duncan’s the most important position as one of the crucial founders of up to date dance, no different ebook has proved as essential―as each ancient report and bright evocation of a riveting existence―as her autobiography. From her early appeal with classical track and poetry to her nice successes in another country, to her sensational amorous affairs and headline-grabbing non-public tragedies, Duncan’s tale is a dramatic one. My Life nonetheless stands on my own as “a super record, revealing the reality of her existence as she understood it, with out reticence or apology or compromise” (New York Bring in Tribune). Now, on this absolutely restored model, with its risqué reminiscences and fervent idealism, My Life can also be liked by way of a brand new era.