Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.
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My book this week was the inspiration for the opera La Bohème. Publisher’s blurb:
Murger’s work is largely based on his own personal experiences as poor writer living at the time in a Parisian attic and his interactions with other friends who were as well poor and struggling artists including a musician, poet, sculptor, painter and philosopher. The group of friends share in common their need for food and shelter while struggling to become successful artists.
Bohemians of the Latin Quarter
(Scènes de la vie de bohème)
by Henry Murger
What little money he picked up by his profession was spent in buying books. . . What he did with these books, so numerous that no man’s lifetime would have been long enough to read them, nobody knew, least of all, himself.
I am finding it quite a charming read once I struggled through the overly long Introduction. Perhaps the lengthy explanation of the term was necessary for readers at the time of publication in 1851, but the first two paragraphs should suffice for today’s readers. An English translation is available free in numerous formats from Project Gutenberg in addition to the original French.
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