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Mallarmé and Bohemia, Long Island, New York

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The term Bohemia is even more confusing than suggested by the brilliant brooklyn in the fine La Boheme section overview page. There is an incorporated village, Bohemia, in suburban Suffolk County, New York on Long Island.

As for Mallarmé, I'm working an an article on him for LitKicks. In the spirit of bohemianism, it will probably take me forever to actually finish this little writing project. But I'm doing a lot of dreaming about it. And I've read a good Mallarmé biography (Millan, Gordon: 1994) recently and been contemplating the French texts of his poetry and getting distracted by a French language learning computer program . . .

Does anybody want to help me?
Bulldog Breath