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

Paperback | August 26, 2014

byJohn Strausbaugh

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Cultural commentator John Strausbaugh's The Village is the first complete history of Greenwich Village, the prodigiously influential and infamous New York City neighborhood.
 
From the Dutch settlers and Washington Square patricians, to the Triangle Shirtwaist fire and Prohibition-era speakeasies; from Abstract Expressionism and beatniks, to Stonewall and AIDS, the connecting narratives of The Village tell the story of America itself.
 
Illustrated with historic black-and-white photographs, The Village features lively, well-researched profiles of many of the people who made Greenwich Village famous, including Thomas Paine, Walt Whitman, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Mark Twain, Margaret Sanger, Eugene O’Neill, Marcel Duchamp, Upton Sinclair, Willa Cather, Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Jackson Pollock, Anais Nin, Edward Albee, Charlie Parker, W. H. Auden, Woody Guthrie, James Baldwin, Maurice Sendak, E. E. Cummings, and Bob Dylan.

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Cultural commentator John Strausbaugh's The Village is the first complete history of Greenwich Village, the prodigiously influential and infamous New York City neighborhood. From the Dutch settlers and Washington Square patricians, to the Triangle Shirtwaist fire and Prohibition-era speakeasies; from Abstract Expressionism and beatniks...

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The brilliantly lively, anecdotal biography of Greenwich Village, infamous and prodigiously influential, from the 1600s to the present

John Strausbaugh covered downtown Manhattan history and culture as a writer and editor for the weeklyNew York Pressfrom 1988 through 2002. For theNew York Timeshe wrote and hosted the "Weekend Explorer" series of articles, videos, and podcasts on New York City history. He has also written for theWashington Post, NPR, and PBS. His previ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:640 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 1.07 inPublished:August 26, 2014Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062078216

ISBN - 13:9780062078216

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“The very best kind of cultural history: Literate, lucid, erudite, and entertaining.”