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Isadora Duncan

Dancer (26-May-1877 — 14-Sep-1927)


Emiliano M. Aguilera. Pasión y tragedia de Isadora Duncan. Barcelona, Spain: Ediciones Zeus. 1969. 293pp. Language: Spanish.

Jacques Baril. La Danse Moderne d'Isadora Duncan ŕ Twyla Tharp. Paris, France: Vigot. 1984. 448pp. Language: French.

Fredrika Blair. Isadora: Portrait of the Artist as a Woman. McGraw-Hill. 1986. 470pp.

Ann Daly. Done into Dance: Isadora Duncan in America. Indiana University Press. 1995. 266pp.

Jessie Davies. Isadora Duncan's Russian Husband. Chippenham, England: Anthony Rowe. 1991. 284pp.

Mary Desti. The Untold Story: The Life of Isadora Duncan, 1921-1927. Horace Liveright. 1929. 281pp.

Millicent Dillon. After Egypt: Isadora Duncan & Mary Cassatt: A Dual Biography. New York: E. P. Dutton. 1990. 403pp.

Maurice Dumesil. An Amazing Journey: Isadora Duncan in South America. New York: Ives Washburn, Inc.. 1932. 311pp.

Irma Duncan; Allan Ross Macdougall. Isadora Duncan's Russian Days and her Last Years in France. London: Victor Gollancz. 1929. 371pp.

Irma Duncan. The Technique of Isadora Duncan. New York: Kamin Publishers. 1937.

Isadora Duncan. My Life. Garden City, NY: Boni and Liveright. 1927. 359pp.

Arnold Genthe. Isadora Duncan: Twenty-Four Studies by Arnold Genthe. New York: Mitchell Kennerley. 1929.

Peter Kurth. Isadora: A Sensational Life. Boston: Little, Brown & Co.. 2001. 652pp.

Kimerer L. Lamothe. Nietzsche's Dancers: Isadora Duncan, Martha Graham, and the Revaluation of Christian Values. Palgrave Macmillan. 2006. 288pp.

Maurice Lever. Isadora Duncan: Roman d'une vie. Paris, France: Perrin. 2000. 264pp. Language: French.

Lillian Loewenthal. The Search for Isadora: The Legend and Legacy of Isadora Duncan. Princeton Book Company Publishers. 1993. 225pp.

Paul Magriel (editor). Isadora Duncan. New York: Henry Holt and Company. 1947. 85pp. Seven essays, including two by Carl Van Vechten.

Janet Lynn Roseman. Dance Was Her Religion: The Spiritual Choreography of Isadora Duncan, Ruth St. Denis and Martha Graham. Hohm Press. 2004. 201pp.

Alberto Savinio. Isadora Duncan: With a critical study on Art Deco sculptures by Umberto Di Cristina. Parma, Italy: Franco Maria Ricci. 1979. 187pp.

Ilya I. Schneider. Isadora Duncan: The Russian Years. Macdonald. 1968. 221pp.

Doree Duncan Seligmann; Carol Pratl; Cynthia Splatt (editors). Life into Art: Isadora Duncan and Her World. W. W. Norton & Company. 1993. 199pp.

Cynthia Splatt. Isadora Duncan and Gordon Craig: The Prose and Poetry of Action. San Francisco: The Book Club of California. 1988. 138pp.

Francis Steegmuller (editor). Your Isadora: The Love Story of Isadora Duncan and Gordon Craig Told Through Letters. New York: Random House. 1974. 399pp.

Sewell Stokes. Isadora Duncan: An Intimate Portrait. London: Brentano's. 1928. 208pp.

Walter Terry. Isadora Duncan: Her Life, Her Art, Her Legacy. New York: Dodd, Mead & Company. 1964.

Ean Wood. Headlong Through Life: The Story of Isadora Duncan. Lewes, East Sussex, England: Book Guild Ltd.. 2006.


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  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Wikipedia [link]

  5. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  6. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.319)

  7. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.196)

  8. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.194)

  9. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.449)

  10. Webster's American Biographies (p.297)

  11. Penguin Companion to the Arts in the Twentieth Century (p.475)

  12. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.215)

  13. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.205)

  14. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.158)

  15. International Dictionary of Women's Biography (p.153)

  16. Almanac of American Women in the 20th Century (p.43)

  17. Concise Dictionary of American Biography (p.252)

  18. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.1, p.773)

  19. Northeastern Dictionary of Women's Biography (p.179)

  20. Legends in Their Own Time (p.72)

  21. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.79)

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