Isadora Duncan: A Graphic Biography
3 journalers for this copy...
A woman with a head
like a baby grand,
and hand that holds more than that.
Journal Entry 2
Fort Myers, Florida USA on Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Released 5 yrs ago (6/24/2014 UTC) at Fort Myers, Florida USA
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This book has landed itself smack dab in the middle of a pile of manga/graphic novel book trading! :D
I have let the fuse and off it goes, to land soundly on her house. With any luck, it'll go right through the window! This is war lady!! :D :D :D
Journal Entry 3
Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Saturday, June 28, 2014
Woohoo! I got home from a day-trip to the Harbor Islands on this hot summer day to find a Big Box O' Books! I asked for this in part because I've enjoyed many non-fiction-in-graphic-novel-format books (there doesn't seem to be a good word for "graphic non-fiction") - and in part because it might interest some dancers I know.
Later: Very enjoyable - and surprisingly thorough - look at the life of the very complicated Duncan, with notes on the times she lived in to help explain just how innovative or outright shocking she could be. The author has also inserted herself in the story, contrasting her reactions to Duncan's version of her life to those of other - and possibly more objective - sources, which I found refreshing. There are lavish descriptions of her travels, first with her brother Raymond (also a dancer, as well as a poet), and later with various lovers and/or husbands.
There are sequences on some of her greatest performances (including an example of a classic wardrobe malfunction during a dance in Boston's Symphony Hall!) - and on her personal tragedies, which included the tragic deaths of her two young children. She managed to keep working after that, and crossed paths with famous artists and authors wherever she went, until her own tragic death - which, all things considered, was sufficiently dramatic to be worthy of her legend...
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Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Monday, November 17, 2014
Released 4 yrs ago (11/17/2014 UTC) at Nashua, New Hampshire USA
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Trumansburg, New York USA on Tuesday, December 02, 2014
Took from the YA bookbox.
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Trumansburg, New York USA on Friday, April 17, 2015
I thought this was an interesting look at the beginning of modern dance. I love the idea of telling it in comic format as it seems like a perfect way to show Duncan's visual achievements, unfortunately I was a bit disappointed by the art, which I found rather stiff and unconvincing when it came to representing Duncan's dancing. Mostly, the art is very good, effectively conveying the tone of the section, providing all the info we need in a visually appealing way, and providing the character designs with plenty of variety so the reader can tell everyone apart at a glance.
Journal Entry 7
Little Free Library #2086 in Ithaca, New York USA on Monday, April 20, 2015
Released 4 yrs ago (4/19/2015 UTC) at Little Free Library #2086 in Ithaca, New York USA
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Added to the LFL