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Garrets and Pretenders: Bohemian Life in America from Poe to Kerouac (Dover Books on History, Political and Social Science)

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Hailed as "thoroughly fascinating" and "an excellent account" by The New York Times, this chronicle recaptures the vibrantly eccentric lifestyles of generations of free-spirited Americans. Its evocative profiles range from Edgar Allan Poe, Walt Whitman, and Ambrose Bierce to lesser-known nonconformists and iconoclasts. Hoboes, starving poets, suffragettes, and artists' models populate these pages, forming a bustling panoply of banquets, suicides, and ferocious literary rivalries.

Albert Parry's classic survey created a sensation upon its initial publication in 1933. This new edition offers a 1948 reminiscence of the Greenwich Village scene and updates the narrative to the beatnik era of 1960. More than a collection of stories and anecdotes, this well-documented history unfolds with all the panache of a gripping novel. Scores of cartoons, drawings, and caricatures illustrate its memorable views of unconventional lives.

Synopsis:

This fascinating study recaptures the vibrant, eccentric lifestyles of America's Bohemians, offering accurate depictions of the lives and manners of  nonconformists from the early 19th century through the Beat Generation. 

Synopsis:

Fascinating study recaptures the vibrantly eccentric lifestyles of American hipsters and outsider artists. Accurate, well-illustrated narrative profiles the lives and manners of nonconformists from the early 19th century through the Beat Generation. 

Synopsis:

Hailed as "thoroughly fascinating" by The New York Times, this study recaptures the vibrantly eccentric lifestyles of generations of American hipsters and outsider artists. Cartoons, drawings, and photos illustrate its profiles of nonconformists and iconoclasts such as Edgar Allan Poe, Walt Whitman, and Ambrose Bierce. This edition updates the story to the Beat Generation. 

Synopsis:

Called "thouroughly fascinating" by The New York Times, this study recaptures the vibrant, eccentric lifestyles of America's Bohemians. Complete with cartoons, illustrations, and photos, it offers accurate depictions of the lives and manners of nonconformists and iconoclasts such as Edgar Allan Poe, Walt Whitman, and Ambrose Bierce. This edition updates the story to the Beat Generation. 

Table of Contents

Introduction to the 2012 Dover Edition
Introduction to the 1960 Dover Edition
Introductory Remarks to the 1933 Edition
I. The Lone One
II. The Rise of the Queen of Bohemia
III. The Fall of the Queen of Bohemia
IV. Walt at Pfaff's--and the King of Bohemia
V. Death of the First Bohemia
VI. Polyglot Laughter
VII. The Yiddish Noye
VIII. Mushrooms After Rain
IX. Trilby's Foot
 X. Our Sinful Abroad
XI. The Yellow Book, and More About Expatriates
XII. Confused Souls in Boston
XIII. Hushed Mugeria in Philadelphia
XIV. Gentle Thunder in the South
XV. Attics Come Mid-West
XVI. Young Giants in Chicago
XVII  The Dill Pickle and the End of Chicago
XVIII West Coasts of Bohemia
XIX. Sun in Wine: California Continued
XX. Lovely Chaos in Carmel and Taos
XXI. Stables into Studios: Greenwich Village
XXXII. The Republic of Washington Square
XXIII. Fat Lasses for the Masses
XXIV. As to the Greatness of Their Art
XXV. You Can be Crazy
XXVI. Playboys Escaping
XXVII Pound's Era
XXVIII. And Now
Addenda to the 1933 Edition
XXIX Greenwich Village Revisited: 1948
XXX. Enter Beatniks: The Boheme of 1960 by Harry T. Moore
Bibliography
Index
Supplementary Index to Chapters XXIX and XXX
 
 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486486055
Author:
Parry, Albert
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Buhle, Paul
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
US History-General
Subject:
US History-19th Century
Edition Description:
New edition
Series:
New York City
Publication Date:
20120331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in

Related Subjects

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"Synopsis" by ,
This fascinating study recaptures the vibrant, eccentric lifestyles of America's Bohemians, offering accurate depictions of the lives and manners of  nonconformists from the early 19th century through the Beat Generation. 
"Synopsis" by ,
Fascinating study recaptures the vibrantly eccentric lifestyles of American hipsters and outsider artists. Accurate, well-illustrated narrative profiles the lives and manners of nonconformists from the early 19th century through the Beat Generation. 
"Synopsis" by ,
Hailed as "thoroughly fascinating" by The New York Times, this study recaptures the vibrantly eccentric lifestyles of generations of American hipsters and outsider artists. Cartoons, drawings, and photos illustrate its profiles of nonconformists and iconoclasts such as Edgar Allan Poe, Walt Whitman, and Ambrose Bierce. This edition updates the story to the Beat Generation. 
"Synopsis" by ,
Called "thouroughly fascinating" by The New York Times, this study recaptures the vibrant, eccentric lifestyles of America's Bohemians. Complete with cartoons, illustrations, and photos, it offers accurate depictions of the lives and manners of nonconformists and iconoclasts such as Edgar Allan Poe, Walt Whitman, and Ambrose Bierce. This edition updates the story to the Beat Generation. 
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