Among the Bohemians: Experiments in Living 1900-1939
Publish date: November 1st 2005
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Biography Memoir
, Counter Culture
, Cultural Studies
I'm wavering between two and three stars. This was not what I expected, but really it's my mistake since Virginia Nicholson is upfront about the fact that she is primarily interested in social history on a micro level: What did the bohemians eat for lunch? What sort of clothes did they wear? How did...
Ok, so I didn't read the entire book, in fact I spent three hours dipping into each of the chapters having read the first two chapters in their entirety. Ultimately I was disappointed. The book has a few great anecdotes however my attention frequently wandered and few stories seemed particularly su...
I love this book for its insight into unconventional lives and the enumeration of the ways people find to be happy, even when poor or unsuccessful in their chosen line. Most of the people mentioned are not famous for their art, but for the way they helped shift the collective mind away from the stuf...
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