Among the Bohemians: Experiments in Living 1900-1939

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  • ASIN: 0060548460
Author: Virginia Nicholson
Binding: Paperback
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  • EAN: 9780060548469
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  • ISBN: 0060548460
  • Height= 800
  • Length= 531
  • Weight= 74
  • Width= 91
  • Label: Harper Perennial
    Manufacturer: Harper Perennial
    MPN: black & white illustrations
    NumberOfItems: 1
    NumberOfPages: 400
  • Height= 100
  • Length= 790
  • Weight= 75
  • Width= 530
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    PartNumber: black & white illustrations
    ProductGroup: Book
    ProductTypeName: ABIS_BOOK
    PublicationDate: 2005-03-01
    Publisher: Harper Perennial
    ReleaseDate: 2005-03-01
    Studio: Harper Perennial
    Title: Among the Bohemians: Experiments in Living 1900-1939

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    They ate garlic and didn't always bathe; they listened to Wagner and worshiped Diaghilev; they sent their children to coeducational schools, explored homosexuality and free love, vegetarianism and Post-impressionism. They were often drunk and broke, sometimes hungry, but they were of a rebellious spirit. Inhabiting the same England with Philistines and Puritans, this parallel minority of moral pioneers lived in a world of faulty fireplaces, bounced checks, blocked drains, whooping cough, and incontinent cats.

    They were the bohemians.

    Virginia Nicholson -- the granddaughter of painter Vanessa Bell and the great-niece of Virginia Woolf -- explores the subversive, eccentric, and flamboyant artistic community of the early twentieth century in this "wonderfully researched and colorful composite portrait of an enigmatic world whose members, because they lived by no rules, are difficult to characterize" (San Francisco Chronicle).