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Isadora: A Sensational Life By Peter Kurth

Isadora: A Sensational Life
by Peter Kurth

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* The first major biography of the greatest pioneer of modern dance ISADORA unshrouds the mystery behind this passionate artist and tells the most accurate account of her life yet.
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Isadora: A Sensational Life Summary

Isadora: A Sensational Life by Peter Kurth

Known by many as the greatest dancer of her time, Isadora Duncan was the matriarch of creative self-expression. A pioneer in the dance world and the women's movement, her name is synonymous with originality, spontaneity, and intrigue. She was the first woman to break simultaneously the barriers of art, love, fashion, sex, religion and marriage. Dorothy Parker christened her 'Duncan disorderly', praising her as 'magnificent, generous, gallant and fated'.
Finally, here is a biography that does justice to the life of this unforgettable and exceptional woman. Hers was a life marked by tragedy - she never recovered from the accidental drowning of her two small children and was plagued by alcoholism. She died in a car accident in 1927; her scarf became entangled in the wheel of her car during a joy ride on the French Riviera and she was strangled.Never before has the life of Isadora Duncan been given such thorough and sweeping treatment.

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Isadora: A Sensational Life Reviews

Peter Kurth's biography is exhaustive - a long, loving tribute to a woman whose spirit still lives in legend. * THE TIMES *
The best biography yet of an astonishing woman, brimming with juicy snippets. * SUNDAY TIMES *
[A] sympathetic and enjoyable biography. * SUNDAY TELEGRAPH *
There is never a dull moment in Peter Kurth's action-packed biography ... Kurth has done her proud with his excellent biography. * DAILY MAIL *

About Peter Kurth

Peter Kurth has written for VANITY FAIR, THE NEW YORKER etc. ISADORA has taken him 10 years to write.

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Isadora: A Sensational Life by Peter Kurth
Peter Kurth
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