NON-FICTION: Dancer's Life

MY LIFE—Isadora Duncan—Boni & Liveright ($5).

The Book. "Before I was born my mother was in great agony of spirit and in a tragic situation. She could take no food except iced oysters and iced champagne. ... I was born under the star of Aphrodite. . . .

"The evening of my debut arrived. I danced before a group of people so ... enthusiastic that I was quite overcome. They scarcely waited for the end of a dance to call out, "Bravo, bravo, comme elle est exquise....