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Isadora Duncan: A Graphic Biography Hardcover – Bargain Price, November 11, 2008
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All of these things are laid out beautifully in the book. But there is so much more! Isadora traveled the (Western, including Russia) world, to showcase her dancing. She gave political performances, that were not all that well-received, and yet she gave them over and over again because she believed in what she had to say. She was a professional dancer who GOT PREGNANT without ending her career. She started schools for underprivileged girls in Europe where they could learn to dance (be "Isadorables") and eat three square meals a day free of charge.
She also had the first historically recorded wardrobe malfunction and a rather scandalous string of lovers. As Jones says, we all have Isadora to thank for the widespread acceptance of "comfortable dress and serial monogamy" (125).
Throughout this biography, Jones manages to balance Isadora's personal, professional and family personas. Rather than focusing on just the scandal, just the ground-breaking accomplishments, just the prevalent eccentricities, Jones shows how each was affected and usually enhanced by the others.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
very disappointed that the book reads like a comic book...Published 23 months ago by Deborrah A. Oliveri
I was very disappointed when I got this book. I expected a more abstract illustration of Isadoras movements and words, but this book is really more like a caricature comic strip. Read morePublished on May 16, 2011 by Isabella
Here's what's amazing (and a little eerie): I read this graphic novel and then actually had the opportunity to watch a performance of Isadora Duncan's dances. Read morePublished on March 11, 2009 by Lenore Skenazy