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First Bohemians

Life And Art In London's Golden Age

First Bohemians - Gatrell, Vic - ISBN: 9780718195830
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In The Teeming, Disordered, And Sexually Charged Square Half-mile Centred On London's Covent Garden Something Extraordinary Evolved In The Eighteenth Century. It Was The World's First Creative 'bohemia'. The Nation's Most Significant Artists, Actors, Poets, Novelists, And Dramatists Lived Here. This Book Tells The Story Of Covent Garden.


Titel: First Bohemians
auteur: Gatrell, Vic
Mediatype: Boek
Taal: Engels
Aantal pagina's: 512
Uitgever: Penguin Books Ltd
Plaats van publicatie: 03
NUR: Reisgidsen Europa
Afmetingen: 198 x 130 x 24
Gewicht: 380 gr
ISBN/ISBN13: 9780718195830
Intern nummer: 25709841

Biografie (woord)

Vic Gatrell's last book, City of Laughter won both the Wolfson Prize for History and the PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize; his The Hanging Tree won the Whitfield Prize of the Royal Historical Society. He is a Life Fellow of Caius College, Cambridge.


Gatrell's evocation of taverns, bagnios and alleys is compelling. He has a lovely eye for shadows in paintings and how they indicate time of day; he has a lively eye for sympathies in sketches. Butchers, bawds, rakes, tradesmen, sailors, fruit-sellers, fruit-buyers, tailors, cooks, pie-men, aristocrats, oilmen, coalmen, stay-makers, bookbinders, button-sellers and dozens of others are particularised fleetingly from crowds. Exact topography makes it clear how jostle and juxtaposition brought all sorts of people together. Decent dealings get an occasional look-in; the possibility of clean, calm and sunny moments is conceded. ... for all its zest for sensual assault, [The First Bohemians] engages with the unwashed great in illuminating scholarship


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