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Bohemian Paris: Culture, Politics, and the Boundaries of Bourgeois Life, 1830-1930 / Edition 1
     

Bohemian Paris: Culture, Politics, and the Boundaries of Bourgeois Life, 1830-1930 / Edition 1

by Jerrold Seigel
 

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ISBN-10: 0801860636

ISBN-13: 9780801860638

Pub. Date: 09/28/1999

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801860638
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
09/28/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.08(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsvi
List of Illustrationsix
Part IBohemians and Bourgeois1
Chapter 1The Boundaries of Bohemia3
Chapter 2A Country Explored: Murger31
Chapter 3Politics, Fantasy, Identity: Bohemia in the Revolution of 184859
Chapter 4The Poet as Dandy and Bohemian: Baudelaire97
Chapter 5The Other Bohemia and Its Uses125
Chapter 6Friends and Enemies150
Chapter 7"A Fatal Scent of Liberty": Bohemia and the Commune of 1871181
Part IIPubilc Worlds and Inner Lives213
Chapter 8Publicity and Fantasy: The World of the Cabarets215
Chapter 9Compulsion and Disorganization242
Chapter 10Cults of the Self269
Part IIIFrom Bohemia to the Avant-Garde293
Chapter 11Temperament, Narcissism, and Provocation295
Chapter 12Art and Life in Montmartre336
Chapter 13Dissolving the Boundaries366
Documentation399
A Note on Histories of Bohemia401
Notes405
Index441

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