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

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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 postrevolutionary society against the barriers set up to contain it. Turning life into art, Bohemia became a space...
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Overview

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 postrevolutionary 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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Editorial Reviews

New York Times Book Review
The central attraction of this study lies in its imaginative grasp of these remarkable denizens (both declared and undeclared) of bohemia. Mr. Seigel has written a cultural history that respects the complex entanglements found in both life and art, and that is no mean feat.

— Arnold Weinstein

New York Review of Books
The research that went into Bohemian Paris turns up some treasures—the very stuff of history... This highly readable book probes further than any other I know into the reciprocating movements that connect and distinguish bohemia and bourgeois.

— Roger Shattuck

Nation
This is an enormously useful approach to a complex phenomenon... It also brings together a dazzling assortment of individuals, from such well-known figures as Baudelaire, Courbet, Zola, Manet, Verlaine, and Rimbaud to such relatively obscure figures as the writer Henry Murger and the cabaret owner Emile Goudeau.

— Jay Tolson

New York Times
It deserves to be read... for the skill with which it explores an ever-interesting tract of cultural history.

— John Gross

New York Times Book Review - Arnold Weinstein
The central attraction of this study lies in its imaginative grasp of these remarkable denizens (both declared and undeclared) of bohemia. Mr. Seigel has written a cultural history that respects the complex entanglements found in both life and art, and that is no mean feat.
New York Review of Books - Roger Shattuck
The research that went into Bohemian Paris turns up some treasures—the very stuff of history... This highly readable book probes further than any other I know into the reciprocating movements that connect and distinguish bohemia and bourgeois.
Nation - Jay Tolson
This is an enormously useful approach to a complex phenomenon... It also brings together a dazzling assortment of individuals, from such well-known figures as Baudelaire, Courbet, Zola, Manet, Verlaine, and Rimbaud to such relatively obscure figures as the writer Henry Murger and the cabaret owner Emile Goudeau.
New York Times - John Gross
It deserves to be read... for the skill with which it explores an ever-interesting tract of cultural history.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780140094404
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/3/1987
  • Series: Elizabeth Sifton Bks.
  • Pages: 464
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 5.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

Johns Hopkins University Press

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
List of Illustrations
Pt. I Bohemians and Bourgeois 1
Ch. 1 The Boundaries of Bohemia 3
Ch. 2 A Country Explored: Murger 31
Ch. 3 Politics, Fantasy, Identity: Bohemia in the Revolution of 1848 59
Ch. 4 The Poet as Dandy and Bohemian: Baudelaire 97
Ch. 5 The Other Bohemia and Its Uses 125
Ch. 6 Friends and Enemies 150
Ch. 7 "A Fatal Scent of Liberty": Bohemia and the Commune of 1871 181
Pt. II Public Worlds and Inner Lives 213
Ch. 8 Publicity and Fantasy: The World of the Cabarets 215
Ch. 9 Compulsion and Disorganization 242
Ch. 10 Cults of the Self 269
Pt. III From Bohemia to the Avant-Garde 293
Ch. 11 Temperament, Narcissism, and Provocation 295
Ch. 12 Art and Life in Montmartre 336
Ch. 13 Dissolving the Boundaries 366
Documentation 399
A Note on Histories of Bohemia 401
Notes 405
Index 441
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