Bohemia in London: The Social Scene of Early Modernism

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Springer, Jan 23, 2004 - Literary Criticism - 210 pages
This original study discovers the bourgeois in the modernist and the dissenting style of Bohemia in the new artistic movements of the 1910s. Brooker sees the bohemian as the example of the modern artist, at odds with but defined by the codes of bourgeois society. It renews once more the complexities and radicalism of the modernist challenge.
 

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Contents

1 BourgeoisBohemians
1
2 The Nineties Tried Your Game
27
3 Our London My London Your London
52
4 Nights at the Cave of the Golden Calf
72
Our Little Gang
93
6 Café Society
113
7 The Nerves in Patterns
132
8 Bloomsburys Bohemia
158
Notes
178
Bibliography
186
Index
195
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PETER BROOKER is Professor of Modern Literary and Cultural Studies at the University of Nottingham, UK. He has written widely on contemporary writing and theory and is the author of Bertolt Brecht: Dialectics, Poetry, Politics (1989), New York Fictions (1996), Modernity and Metropolis (2004) and A Glossary of Cultural Theory (1999, 2003). With Andrew Thacker, he is editor of The Geographies of Modernism (2005) and co-director of the AHRC-funded Modernist Magazine Project.