Bohemian Paris: Culture, Politics, And The Boundaries Of Bourgeois Life, 1830-1930 by Jerrold SeigelBohemian Paris: Culture, Politics, And The Boundaries Of Bourgeois Life, 1830-1930 by Jerrold Seigel

Bohemian Paris: Culture, Politics, And The Boundaries Of Bourgeois Life, 1830-1930

byJerrold Seigel

Paperback | September 3, 1999

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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.

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.
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Title:Bohemian Paris: Culture, Politics, And The Boundaries Of Bourgeois Life, 1830-1930Format:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.08 inPublished:September 3, 1999Publisher:Johns Hopkins University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0801860636

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It was a life full of passion, crime, immorality and freedom. In Bohemian Paris: Culture, Politics, and the Boundaries of Bourgeois Life, 1830-1930, Jerrold Seigel examines the exotic culture of Bohemia in 19th-century France. It was a society that revolted against both bourgeois expectations and elitist conventions and had a significant impact on the evolution of European and American society.

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