The Village

The Village

400 Years of Beats and Bohemians, Radicals and Rogues A History of Greenwich Village

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Cultural commentator John Strausbaugh's The Village is the first complete history of Greenwich Village, the prodigiously influential and infamous New York City neighborhood.

From the Dutch settlers and Washington Square patricians, to the Triangle Shirtwaist fire and Prohibition-era speakeasies; from Abstract Expressionism and beatniks, to Stonewall and AIDS, the connecting narratives of The Village tell the story of America itself.

Illustrated with historic black-and-white photographs, The Village features lively, well-researched profiles of many of the people who made Greenwich Village famous, including 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.

Publisher: New York : Ecco, 2013
ISBN: 9780062078193
Branch Call Number: 974.71 STR 2013
Characteristics: xiv, 624 pages : illustrations


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ChristchurchLib Jun 10, 2013

"From its origins as a rural frontier of New Amsterdam in the 1600s to its current status as an affluent bedroom community and tourist magnet, this engaging narrative reveals how Greenwich Village become the pinnacle of culture, politics, and social movements in America and around the world." June 2013 Armchair Travel newsletter

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