Bohemia in America, 1858–1920 by Joanna Levin

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. initially the province of small creative coteries, Bohemia quickly encouraged a favored trend, embodied in eating places, golf equipment, neighborhoods, novels, poems, and dramatic performances around the kingdom. 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 far and wide in 19th- and twentieth-century American tradition, it has got particularly little scholarly awareness. Bohemia in the United States, 1858–1920 fills this serious void, getting to know and exploring the numerous textual and geographic areas during which Bohemia used to be conjured.

Joanna Levin not just presents entry to a overlooked cultural phenomenon but additionally to a brand new and compelling means of charting the improvement of yankee literature and culture.

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