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Description - Bohemia in London by Peter Brooker

This study discovers the bourgeois in the modernist and the dissenting style of Bohemia in the new artistic movements of the 1910s. Brooker sees the bohemian as the example of the modern artist, at odds with but defined by the codes of bourgeois society. "Bohemia in London" reconstructs the usual history, situating the canonic names of modernism in the world of groups and coteries which shaped the allied experiments in art and life. Thus it renews once more the complexities and radicalism of the modernist challenge.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780333983959
ISBN-10: 0333983955
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x mm)
Pages: 210
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 23-Jan-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Peter Brooker

PETER BROOKER is Professor of Modern Literature and Culture at University College, Northampton. He has written extensively on aspects of contemporary writing and theory and is the author, amongst other works, of Bertolt Brecht: Dialectics, Poetry, Politics (1989), New York Fictions (1996), Modernity and Metropolis (Palgrave Macmillan, 2002) and A Glossary of Cultural Theory (1999, 2002).

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