Paul Buhle, author of The Bohemians

Event date: 
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 6:00pm

Bohemians, the new comic art book edited by Paul Buhle, makes its first appearance at Room of One's Own, where long-standing local artists and musicians join Mayor Paul Soglin and editor Buhle to ask the question "what does Bohemianism mean in history, and what has it meant in Madison?"

About the book: The nineteenth-century countercultures that came to define the bohemian lifestyle spanned both sides of the Atlantic, ranging from Walt Whitman to Josephine Baker, and from Gertrude Stein to Thelonius Monk. Bohemians is the graphic history of this movement and its illustrious figures, recovering the utopian ideas behind millennial communities, and covering the rise of Greenwich Village, the multiracial and radical jazz world, and West Coast and Midwest bohemians, among other scenes.

Drawn by an all-star cast of comics artists, including rising figures like Sabrina Jones, Lance Tooks, and Summer McClinton, alongside established artists like Peter Kuper and Spain Rodriguez, Bohemians is a broad and entertaining account of the rebel impulse in American cultural history.

About the author: Paul Buhle retired from Brown University and Providence, Rhode Island in 2009, to Madison, Wisconsin and full-time work editing comics. His many books include the Verso volumes Marxism in the United States (third edition, 2013), Wobblies!, and the authorized biography of C.L.R. James, The Artist as Revolutionary.

Event address: 
315 W. Gorham St.
53703-2218 Madison
Bohemians: A Graphic History Cover Image
By Paul Buhle (Editor), David Berger (Editor)
ISBN: 9781781682616
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Verso - April 15th, 2014