Joanna Levin's Bohemia in America, 1858–1920 PDF

By Joanna Levin

Bohemia in the United States, 1858–1920 explores the development and emergence of "Bohemia" in American literature and tradition. concurrently a literary trope, a cultural nexus, and a socio-economic panorama, la vie bohème traveled to the us from the Parisian Latin region within the 1850s. first and foremost the province of small inventive coteries, Bohemia quickly encouraged a favored style, embodied in eating places, golf equipment, neighborhoods, novels, poems, and dramatic performances around the state. Levin's learn follows la vie bohème from its earliest expressions within the U.S. till its explosion in Greenwich Village within the 1910s.

Although Bohemia was once in every single place in 19th- and twentieth-century American tradition, it has got quite little scholarly cognizance. Bohemia in the United States, 1858–1920 fills this serious void, getting to know and exploring the numerous textual and geographic areas within which Bohemia was once conjured.

Joanna Levin not just offers entry to a ignored cultural phenomenon but additionally to a brand new and compelling approach of charting the advance of yank literature and culture.

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