The Bohemians of the Latin Quarter: Scenes de la Vie de Boheme

The Bohemians of the Latin Quarter: Scenes de la Vie de Boheme Review

1912. French novelist, Murger began writing poems depicting Bohemian life in Paris, and became part of the that world. He lived in poverty and with poor health. His classic novel of Bohemian life is based on a series of magazine sketches later made into a successful play. The novel is a collection of loosely united chapters beginning with the first meeting of the four main characters (Gustave Colline, the great philosopher; Marcel, the great painter; Schaunard, the great musician; and Rodolphe, the great poet, who Murger modeled after himself) and ending with their departure from Bohemia in favor of bourgeois life.

Title:The Bohemians of the Latin Quarter: Scenes de la Vie de Boheme
Edition Language:English

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  • Jim

    It reminds me of the Beat Generation a hundred years earlier. The Bohemians of the Latin Quarter: Scenes de la Vie de Boheme (better known as the source of Giacomo Puccini's opera La Boheme) is about ...

  • Sarah Greenman

    Paris - the Latin Quarter - the basis for the opera "La Boheme" and the musical "Rent". This crazy romp through Paris in latter half of the 1800's is a riot. A real taste of the poor starving artist a...

  • Rachel Pollock

    I absolutely loved this book. It's more like a collection of interconnected short stories about the same collection of friends/lovers, for the most part, but it's really a great contrast to the uptigh...

  • Melissa

    I didn't read this edition, but a much earlier hardcover one in English and then later, again in French. In French was better, if you can do it, but the English is enough to find a beautiful, romantic...

  • Britt

    The story is very much about Mimi, which Puccini transferred to his opera. However, Murger's book is just a bunch of little scenes/vignettes; quite different than where this story went Puccini's opera...

  • Megan Anderson

    Stream-of-Consciousness Review Shamelessly Lifted from my Seasonal Reading Challenge Post:I'd like to apologize in advance for the massive rambling review-type thingy below. It's late and my brain is ...

  • Larry Piper

    This is yet another book read by the protagonist of Of Human Bondage, Philip. Fortunately, it's much better than that previous piece of crap I read as a result of reading about Philip's life. But, it'...

  • Ina

    I'm not sure if the description "a silly little book" is ever used in a positive manner, but I must say that this book really is a silly little book, and I liked it exactly because of that. When I cho...

  • Ally Taylor

    The libretto La Bohème, by authors Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa, based of the novel La Vie de Bohème by Henri Murger, tells the story of six bohemians finding love and struggling to live in 19t...

  • Lis

    i read this on my kindle (yeah, i got one). i get most of my ebooks free from project gutenberg. this one i "bought" for 0.00 from amazon.com. i had never seen so many mistakes in a book, but i guess ...