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Rebel souls : Walt Whitman and America's first Bohemians, Justin Martin

Label
Rebel souls : Walt Whitman and America's first Bohemians
Title
Rebel souls
Title remainder
Walt Whitman and America's first Bohemians
Statement of responsibility
Justin Martin
Title variation
Walt Whitman and America's first Bohemians
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the shadow of the Civil War, a circle of radicals in a rowdy saloon changed American society and helped set Walt Whitman on the path to poetic immortality. Rebel Souls is the first book ever written about the colorful group of artists-- regulars at Pfaff's Saloon in Manhattan-- rightly considered America's original Bohemians. Besides a young Whitman, the circle included actor Edwin Booth; trailblazing stand-up comic Artemus Ward; psychedelic drug pioneer and author Fitz Hugh Ludlow; and brazen performer Adah Menken, famous for her Naked Lady routine. Central to their times, the artists managed to forge connections with Ralph Waldo Emerson, Mark Twain, and even Abraham Lincoln. Justin Martin shows how this first bohemian culture--imported from Paris to a dingy Broadway saloon--seeded and nurtured an American tradition of rebel art that thrives to this day. "--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Martin, Justin
Dewey number
  • 811/.3
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3231
LC item number
.M19 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Whitman, Walt
  • Ward, Artemus
  • Booth, Edwin
  • Ludlow, Fitz Hugh
  • Menken, Adah Isaacs
  • Booth, Edwin
  • Ludlow, Fitz Hugh
  • Menken, Adah Isaacs
  • Ward, Artemus
  • Whitman, Walt
  • Bohemianism
  • Bars (Drinking establishments)
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary
  • POETRY / American / General
  • Bars (Drinking establishments)
  • Bohemianism
  • Friendship
  • Intellectual life
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • New York (State)
Label
Rebel souls : Walt Whitman and America's first Bohemians, Justin Martin
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Merloyd Lawrence book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-315) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A visit to Pfaff's -- Bohemia crosses the Atlantic -- A long table in a vaulted room -- Whitman at a crossroads -- Hashish and Shakespeare -- Bold women and Whitman's beautiful boys -- The Saturday Press -- Leaves, third edition -- Year of meteors -- Becoming Artemus Ward -- "The heather is on fire" -- Whitman to the front -- Bohemia goes West -- The soldiers' missionary -- Twain shall they meet -- "O heart! heart! heart!" -- A brief revival -- All fall down -- "Those times, that place."
Control code
ocn867904318
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 339 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780306822261
Lccn
2014008822
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40023995331
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)867904318
  • (Sirsi) a1765299
Label
Rebel souls : Walt Whitman and America's first Bohemians, Justin Martin
Publication
Note
"A Merloyd Lawrence book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-315) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A visit to Pfaff's -- Bohemia crosses the Atlantic -- A long table in a vaulted room -- Whitman at a crossroads -- Hashish and Shakespeare -- Bold women and Whitman's beautiful boys -- The Saturday Press -- Leaves, third edition -- Year of meteors -- Becoming Artemus Ward -- "The heather is on fire" -- Whitman to the front -- Bohemia goes West -- The soldiers' missionary -- Twain shall they meet -- "O heart! heart! heart!" -- A brief revival -- All fall down -- "Those times, that place."
Control code
ocn867904318
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 339 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780306822261
Lccn
2014008822
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40023995331
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)867904318
  • (Sirsi) a1765299

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