Scenes from the Life of Bohemia: Sc?nes De La Vie De Boh?me

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The inspiration for Puccini's great opera La Boh?me, Henri Murger's episodic story of the bohemians of mid-19th century Paris is a lively, eccentric and amusing narrative ? it is presented here with the original 33 drawings. Less a novel and more a series of entertaining encounters, Murger's work constructs a picture of artistic community and madcap association ? aspiring painters, musicians and writers, all with strange stories to tell. Though struggling with poverty, the bohemians are blessed with occasional good fortune; eccentric but monied clients, or jobs landed by sheer luck and opportunistic panache. More than this however is the abiding theme of bonhomie between the young associates; all share the same dream ? recognition and money for their creative endeavours ? and are bound together by their place of meeting and low social standing. The caf? where the group gather to socialize serves as the genesis for several plotlines; here the protagonists commiserate and collaborate in equal measure.

Author: Henri Murger
Published: 06/21/2019
Pages: 242
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.79lbs
Size: 9.00h x 6.00w x 0.55d
ISBN13: 9780359742509
ISBN10: 0359742505
BISAC Categories:
- Fiction | General

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