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Murger -- an interesting subject

Posted to WritersAndGenres




I am reading a book about the Paris literary scene that has a long chapter about Murger, the popularizer of the term "Bohemian". Like many people who create vast movements, he barely met the criteria for membership in his own society, and seemed very ambivalent about the whole Bohemian image both before and after it made him famous.

Does anybody read this book anymore? I have never seen a copy. Maybe I'll buy one on Amazon.

I definitely think he would be a good subject for an in-depth article here (any volunteers)?

-- Levi