Blood memory

by Martha Graham

Paper Book, 1991




New York : Doubleday, 1991.


"Blood Memory" is the story of Martha Graham, from a difficult childhood in the American West and her "wild" days in the Greenwich Village Follies to her own company that began with only two students. Her views on dance are interspersed with anecdotes about Charlie Chaplin, Louise Brooks, Indira Gandhi, Margot Fonteyn, Woody Allen, the Pope and Madonna including her collaborative relationships with Isamu Noguchi, Halston, Mikhail Baryshnikov, and Louis Horst.

User reviews

LibraryThing member picardyrose
A little pretentious, but then she was Martha Graham and I was no one.
LibraryThing member RoyHartCentre
Posthumous work, a kind of tell all, not well written or that well organized. However the information, sometimes unreliable (e.g. being a neighbor of A. Dreyfus in Santa Barbara), sheds light on the dominant figure of American Dance in the 20th century. Good read if not only for the gossip.
LibraryThing member johnbakeronline
I finished reading Blood Memory, the Martha Graham autobiography. I've got the Sceptre edition with many wonderful photographs from her career. A full and fascinating life is described, not without its moments of heartbreak and poignancy. The woman's wit comes through with a real immediacy and throughout the text her love of dance and the human body is ever present.… (more)
LibraryThing member carterchristian1
Facinating photographs, not especially interesting otherwise.


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