Title: Bohemian Paris: Culture, Politics, and the ...
Publisher: Viking, New York
Publication Date: 1985
Edition: First Printing of the First Edition
A Fine copy in a Fine unclipped dust jacket. Review copy with publisher's original promotional newsletter laid in. Catalog Garnet. Bookseller Inventory # 22959
Exotic and yet familiar, rife with passion, immorality, hunger, and freedom, Bohemia was an object of both worry and fascination to workaday Parisians in the nineteenth century. No mere revolt against middle-class society, the Bohemia Seigel discovers was richer and more complex, the stage on which modern bourgeois acted out the conflicts of their social identities, testing the liberation promised by post-revolutionary society against the barriers set up to contain it. Turning life into art, Bohemia became a space where many innovative and original figures?some famous, some obscure?found a home.
Product Description: IN THIS PENETRATING AND THOUGHT PROVOKING HISTORY, JERROLD SEIGEL EXPLAINS HOW AND WHY LA VIE DE BOHEME EXERTED SUCH A PULL ON GENERATIONS OF WRITERS AND ARTISTS. HE OFFERS A FASCINATING ANALYSIS OF THE CONTRASTING, BUT ALWAYS RELATED, BOHEMIAN AND BOURGEOIS LIFE STYLES, ETHICS, AND AMBITIONS, AND HIS BRILLIANT ACCOUNTS OF KEY POLITICAL EVENTS, SOCIAL ISSUES, AND INNOVATORS OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY SUGGESTS IMPORTANT NEW WAYS OF INTERPRETATING POLITICS AND THE AVANT-GARDE.
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