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The Village : 400 years of Beats and bohemians, radicals and rogues : a history of Greenwich Village

Author: John Strausbaugh
Publisher: New York, NY : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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This is an anecdotal history of Greenwich Village, the prodigiously influential and infamous New York City neighborhood, from the 1600s to the present. The most famous neighborhood in the world, Greenwich Village has been home to outcasts of diverse persuasions, from "half-free" Africans to working-class immigrants, from artists to politicians, for almost four hundred years. In this book, the author weaves a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Strausbaugh, John.
Village.
New York : Ecco, ©2013
(OCoLC)838654860
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Strausbaugh
ISBN: 9780062078193 0062078194 9781629407692 1629407690
OCLC Number: 822958930
Description: xiv, 624 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits, facsimiles ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. From the beginning through the "Golden Age." : Bossen Bouwerie ; A magnet for misfits ; The first bohemians ; The restless Nineties ; The bohemians' neighbors ; The "Golden Age" begins ; 1913 ; The Provincetown Players ; The Golden Age wanes ; The next wave --
pt. 2. The dry decade, the red decade, World War II : The Prohibition years ; The Coney Island of the soul ; The red decade ; The wrong place for the right people ; Swag was our welfare --
pt. 3. The Greenwich Village Renaissance : A refuge in the age of anxiety ; The "New York School" ; Duchamp, Cage, and the theory of Pharblongence ; Bebop ; The Beat Generation ; Pull my daisy ; Village voices ; Standing up to Moses and the Machine ; Off-off-Broadway ; The folk music scene ; From folk to rock ; Lenny Bruce and Valerie Solanas ; The radical '60s ; The Lion's Head. --
pt. 4. The last hurrah : Prelude to the Stonewall Uprising ; Stonewall ; Village celebrities of the 1970s ; After Stonewall ; Art in the junkyard ; The 1980s and AIDS.
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Illustrates with thirty-two pages of black-and-white photos, this book deals with history of New York neighborhood's life. It traces the way in which Greenwich Village has been a culture engine, a  Read more...

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"[A] loving and thoroughly researched look at what [Strausbaugh] calls 'a zone of rogues and outcasts from the start.' ... Fine social history humanized with a sort of paradise-lost wistfulness." -- Read more...

 
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