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The Village: 400 Years of Beats and Bohemians, Radicals and Rogues, a History of Greenwich Village

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  • Posted April 11, 2013

    The Village shows, in the wild, serious, explosive actions and


    The Village shows, in the wild, serious, explosive actions and recollections of it's characters, the boiling-over-the-brim story of a cultural engine in flux. Everyone involved, the criminals, the bohemians, the radicals, the artists, politicians and writers  (and most seem to belong in several categories) seems to be living each day as his/her last, even as they careen towards destruction. The book is filled with intimate reflections by famous, (Dylan, Kerouac,  Duchamp, Goldman, Le Roi, Hendrix and many others), and equally fascinating, but not so famous insiders. It's all the great stuff that, even if you know the Village, you've never read or heard anywhere before. I was taken in by the easy style of the writing and intoxicated by the  feeling of always being there, in the scene, no matter when the events and conversations occurred. Unlike most non-fiction that covers so long a time-span, the context is always lovingly created, so that one might fall into it and absorb the rich stories it's characters have to tell. But there is not a wasted word, so the 550 or so pages read very fast.  The Village is history at its most provocative best, with all the excitement, inspiration and yearning that fiction can only hope to emulate. 

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    Posted February 10, 2014

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    Posted December 13, 2013

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    Posted August 6, 2013

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