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Bohemia in America, 1858-1920

Author: Joanna Levin
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Levin explores the construction and emergence of 'Bohemia' in American literature and culture. Simultaneously a literary trope, a cultural nexus, and a socio-economic landscape, 'la vie bohème' travelled to the United States from the Parisian Latin Quarter in the 1850s. At first the province of small artistic coteries, Bohemia soon inspired a popular vogue, embodied in restaurants, clubs, neighbourhoods, novels,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Levin, Joanna.
Bohemia in America, 1858-1920.
Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2010
(DLC) 2008055818
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joanna Levin
ISBN: 0804760837 9780804760836
OCLC Number: 647835958
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 469 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents: "Transplanted from the mother asphalt of Paris" : importing Bohemia, 1858-1870. The "vault at Pfaff's" : Whitman, Bohemia, and The Saturday press --
Bret Harte, urban spectatorship, and the Bohemian West --
"I'd rather live in Bohemia than any other land" : the Bohemian vogue, 1870-1920. "A plot to live around" : la vie bohème in fiction, city sketches, and memoir --
The Bohemian grove and the making of the bourgeois-Bohemian --
Regional Bohemias --
Cosmopolitan Bohemias --
The spiritual geography of Greenwich Village, 1912-1920.
Responsibility: Joanna Levin.

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American Bohemias explores the construction and emergence of "Bohemia" in American literature and culture.  Read more...

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