Among the Bohemians: Experiments in Living 1900-1939
Author(s): Virginia Nicholson
Year published: 2003
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 384
Does one really need furniture? Why not steal? Why shouldn’t one be dirty? Is it wrong to be promiscuous?
Between the end of the Victorian age and the start of the Second World War, a generation of writers and artists refashioned their lives according to a set of ideals. Questioning almost every aspect of daily living they sacrificed luxury for liberty, showed contempt for convention and became pioneers of a domestic revolution. In Among the Bohemians, Virginia Nicholson explores the astonishing world they created – and its consequences both for the Bohemians and for ourselves.