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by Herbert Gold

  • Author: Herbert Gold
  • ISBN: 067176781X
  • ISBN13: 978-0671767815
  • ePub: 1473 kb | FB2: 1691 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Arts & Literature
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster; First Edition edition (April 1, 1993)
  • Pages: 288
  • Rating: 4.6/5
  • Votes: 446
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Bohemia: Where Art, Angst, Love, and Strong Coffee Meet ePub download

Herbert Gold has provided us with a history of Bohemia. He deals with Greenwich Village, San Francisco, Berkeley and any other place where the Bohemia mentality reigns supreme. This is a grand exploration of great artists, poets, thinkers, anarchists and dreamers

Herbert Gold has provided us with a history of Bohemia. This is a grand exploration of great artists, poets, thinkers, anarchists and dreamers. He presents the argument that Bohemia is ultimately a state of mind.

Gold offers anecdotes, not an anatomy, and his book is thin as a guide to such places as Greenwich Village and the Left Bank

Walmart 9780975366240. This button opens a dialog that displays additional images for this product with the option to zoom in or out. Tell us if something is incorrect. Bohemia : Where Art, Angst, Love, and Strong Coffee Meet. Gold offers anecdotes, not an anatomy, and his book is thin as a guide to such places as Greenwich Village and the Left Bank. Most noteworthy are those experiences involving literary figures: as a college freshman in 1943, Gold attended a party held by poets in New York and was nearly seduced by Anais Nin; in Paris some 15 years later, he looked on as novelist William Burroughs used a sink as a urinal.

Bohemia has its charismatic leaders, its gurus, gods, and devils - and Herbert Gold chronicles them compellingly in this unique moveable feast. Begin to read Bohemia and you will wander to the Left Bank of Paris in the fifties, where you will linger with William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg, Jean Genet and Henry Miller. You will sip a dark brew, arguing politics and passion, in a Jerusalem coffeehouse just after the Six-Day War. You will join drug-amplified street theater "happenings" in the San Francisco of Haight-Ashbury, the sixties, and the ongoing Loizaida of Manhattan.

Discover Herbert Gold famous and rare quotes. Bohemia: Digging the Roots of Cool, Touchstone Books. Bohemia: Where Art, Angst, Love, and Strong Coffee Meet. The would-bees take their honey from the flowers of creation. With short stories, the story-teller must have a story to tell, not merely some sweet prose to take out for a walk.

This book, in the grand tradition of Hemingway's "A Moveable Feast", looks at the extraordinary world of ideas known as Bohemia

This book, in the grand tradition of Hemingway's "A Moveable Feast", looks at the extraordinary world of ideas known as Bohemia. It takes the reader to a party on the Rive Gauche of 1950s Paris to meet William Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg, to sit in a Tel Aviv coffee-house just after the Six Day War, sipping expresso and arguing politics and stumble across a troupe of LSD-inspired street actors in San Francisco at the height of the 1960s.

Bohemia: Where Art, Angst, Love, and Strong Coffee Meet. Travels in San Francisco. Not Dead Yet. A Feisty Bohemian Explores. the Art of Growing Old. Herbert Gold. Arcade Publishing, New York. All inquiries should be addressed to Arcade Publishing, 307 West 36th Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10018. Different, Age, Elderly. Isolation from power makes men look for a mob in which they can be strong.

Herbert Gold's "Bohemia: Where Art, Angst, Love, and Strong Coffee Meet" is a very personal tour through late-20th-century bohemia. Long a resident of San Francisco, Mr. Gold has also lived in Paris (during its intoxicating postwar years), Haiti, Israel and New York. He has had all the obligatory experiences of a well-traveled bohemian of his generation. He has received murmurs of sexual possibility from Anais Nin. William Burroughs urinated into the kitchen sink (where lettuce was being washed) to express his displeasure when Mr. Gold brought a date to a dinner party.

Herbert Gold (born March 9, 1924) is an American novelist

Herbert Gold (born March 9, 1924) is an American novelist. Gold was born in Cleveland, Ohio in a Russian Jewish family, and raised in Lakewood, a community he was later to memorialize in his first book, Birth of a Hero, published in 1951 by Viking Press. He moved to New York City at age 17 after several of his poems had been accepted by New York literary magazines.

Bohemia has its charismatic leaders, its gurus, gods, and devils - and Herbert Gold chronicles them compellingly in this unique moveable feast.Begin to read Bohemia and you will wander to the Left Bank of Paris in the fifties, where you will linger with William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg, Jean Genet and Henry Miller. You will sip a dark brew, arguing politics and passion, in a Jerusalem coffeehouse just after the Six-Day War. You will join drug-amplified street theater "happenings" in the San Francisco of Haight-Ashbury, the sixties, and the ongoing Loizaida of Manhattan. From intimate fetes in Greenwich Village to the Art Deco book shops of Miami, the off-center canals of Venice, California, and the college towns of America, and in Moscow, Port-au-Prince, Palma, and La Jolla - wherever you happen to stop and browse - Herbert Gold will be there with stories of art and angst, wit and compassion.Within these pages, you will meet the famous Upper Bohemians: Woody Allen in one of his first stand-up acts at the new Hungry I ... William Saroyan on a cross-generational "double-date" ... Anais Nin contemplating erotic adventure in New York ... Henry Miller merrily contemplating himself. Here, too, are the "would-bees," like the collagist of "the Oldest Living Coke Bottle Top," and the happy Doctor of Sunamatism with his recipe for virility (proven by testing on the emperor Charlemagne), and the woman whose personals ad "...seeks man with one earring, ponytail or moral equivalent."So head for the nearest poetry reading. Offer yourself a seat in a cappuccino-scented cafe and enjoy a feast of the past, a set of keen observations and meditations on our fast-forward present. You are welcomed to Bohemia, where art, angst, and strong coffee meet.
Cyregaehus
This is the first book by Herbert Gold I've read, and I don't know how I missed him. As a beatnik wanna bee buzzing around high school in the early 1960s I can relate to much of what this book relives. As a recently retired person from a very bureaucratic job I am having fun getting in touch with my more Bohemian roots.
Andromathris
It's okay!
Gaxaisvem
...and not really very enlightening. Maybe it's me, but lay-a- bouts, dropouts, surfers & loquacious (but unproductive) coffee-shop habitues do not define "Bohemia." Many writers have done a far better job.
Nettale
I enjoyed reading it.
Maximilianishe
The earliest use of the term Bohemian in a cultural or lifestyle context and not about the region in the Czech Republic — is not discussed in this book. But has been found in a novel, The Bohemians — published in Paris in 1790, now available in English, about some naughty doings back then. The excellent intro by Robert Darnton explains its connections to the land of Bohemia, Grub Street culture, the Marquis de Sade, hippie lifestyles over 200 years ago, chicken theft, and much else.
Gerceytone
I got this book as a gift for Christmas because my family knows this would match me in some way. I really enjoyed it, great views and narratives on this society. This is not a book about hipsters, in fact saying that Bohemian's are hipsters is an insult. If you enjoy art, music, culture, good food and company this is a book to read. The authors style is very relaxed, casual and conversational. It doesn't read like a book, it reads a lot like a conversation. It flows nice, has good insights and does a good job educating on the culture. Would recommend this to anybody who has a curious mind and interested in other cultures.
Iarim
Herbert Gold has provided us with a history of Bohemia. He deals with Greenwich Village, San Francisco, Berkeley and any other place where the Bohemia mentality reigns supreme. This is a grand exploration of great artists, poets, thinkers, anarchists and dreamers. He presents the argument that Bohemia is ultimately a state of mind. You may be in Paris or Chapel Hill or Prague but you can descend into your own private Bohemia. There is discussion of the Beats and hippies, of course, but also of Paris in the twenties. He discusses Israeli bohemain Haim Hefer and French chanteur Serge Gainsbourg. ( I obtained a longtime fondness for Gainsbourg music from curiosity after reading this book. There are many unheralded madmen and women that get their fifteen minutes of fame in this book. It is a thrilling ride through a state of mind that ought to be more prevalent than it is. I felt excited to be alive after reading this book. The exaltation with life intensifies everytime I browse through this book. It goes well with ginseng tea, espresso, whiskey or beer. It is a great companion on bus rides and train ventures and it reads well on the beach. Herbert Gold finally gives due credit to the fine art of lazing around and dreaming away.
I guess this book is ok. My family comes from Bohemia (part of the Czech Republic) so I found it more than a bit weird that this book claims there is no such geographic location, or how the term came to be generally associated with artists and a certain lifestyle ( the French coined the term via artists from Bohemia). Though I understand that the book is not about the land of Bohemia, but about the bohemian lifestyle, it seems he could have put in a paragraph of geographical acknowledgement rather than a paragraph dismissing its reality.
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