The Village: 400 Years of Beats and Bohemians, Radicals and Rogues, a History of Greenwich Village

The Village: 400 Years of Beats and Bohemians, Radicals and Rogues, a History of Greenwich Village

John Strausbaugh


Cultural commentator John Strausbaugh's The Village is the 1st entire background of Greenwich Village, the prodigiously influential and notorious big apple urban neighborhood.
 
From the Dutch settlers and Washington sq. patricians, to the Triangle Shirtwaist fireplace and Prohibition-era speakeasies; from summary Expressionism and beatniks, to Stonewall and AIDS, the connecting narratives of The Village inform the tale of the US itself.
 
Illustrated with old black-and-white photos, The Village good points energetic, well-researched profiles of a few of the those who made Greenwich Village well-known, together with Thomas Paine, Walt Whitman, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Mark Twain, Margaret Sanger, Eugene O’Neill, Marcel Duchamp, Upton Sinclair, Willa Cather, Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Jackson Pollock, Anais Nin, Edward Albee, Charlie Parker, W. H. Auden, Woody Guthrie, James Baldwin, Maurice Sendak, E. E. Cummings, and Bob Dylan.

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