Bohemian Paris: Culture, Politics, and the Boundaries of Bourgeois Life, 1830-1930

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JHU Press, Sep 3, 1999 - History - 453 pages
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Exotic and yet familiar, rife with passion, immorality, hunger, and freedom, Bohemia was an object of both worry and fascination to workaday Parisians in the nineteenth century. No mere revolt against middle-class society, the Bohemia Seigel discovers was richer and more complex, the stage on which modern bourgeois acted out the conflicts of their social identities, testing the liberation promised by post-revolutionary society against the barriers set up to contain it. Turning life into art, Bohemia became a space where many innovative and original figures—some famous, some obscure—found a home.

  

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Contents

The Boundaries of Bohemia
3
Murger
31
Bohemia in
59
Baudelaire
97
The Other Bohemia and Its Uses
125
Friends and Enemies
150
Bohemia and
181
The World of
215
Compulsion and Disorganization
242
Cults of the Self
269
Art and Life in Montmartre
336
Dissolving the Boundaries
366
A Note on Histories of Bohemia
401
Index
441
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Jerrold Seigel is William J. Kenan Professor in the Department of History at New York University. He is also the author of The Private Worlds of Marcel Duchamp and Marx's Fate.

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