Bohemianism and Counter-Culture


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 ...Bohemia is less a region of definite situation and boundaries than a state of mind, a memory of youth and of the glamour of youth...

-Arthur Barlett Maurice (107)

a Web site by Jennifer Steigerwalt and Liddy Gerchman
Mount Holyoke College * History 255
this site completed upon the 11th of May 1999
Bohemians, as depicted in most popular forms of entertainment, including within the pages of Victor Hugo's immense work Les Miserables, are care-free, poor and worshipful of their art. What were they really like, during Victor Hugo's time? Step inside this site to view the starving artist in his garret, and in the revolutions, in the Luxembourg Gardens, and on the modern stage.
Image from Thackeray's The Paris Sketch Book, page xxx.

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