Bohemia In London: The Social Scene of Early Modernism

Paperback | November 15, 2007

byPeter Brooker

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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. Bohemia in London reconstructs the usual history, situating the canonic names of modernism in the world of groups and coteries which shaped the allied experiments in art and life. Thus it renews once more the complexities and radicalism of the modernist challenge.

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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. Bohemia in London reconstructs the usual history, situating the canonic n...

PETER BROOKER is Professor of Modern Literature and Culture at University College, Northampton. He has written extensively on aspects of contemporary writing and theory and is the author, amongst other works, of Bertolt Brecht: Dialectics, Poetry, Politics (1989), New York Fictions (1996), Modernity and Metropolis (Palgrave Macmillan,...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.48 inPublished:November 15, 2007Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230546927

ISBN - 13:9780230546929

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations * Preface * Acknowledgements * Bourgeois-Bohemians * 'The Nineties Tried Your Game' * 'Our London, My London, Your London' * Nights at the Cave of the Golden Calf * 'Our Little Gang' * Café Society * The Nerves in Patterns * Bloomsbury's Bohemia * Bibliography * Index