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Kafka was the rage: a Greenwich Village memoir

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What Hemingway's A Moveable Feast did for Paris in the 1920s, this charming yet undeceivable memoir does for Greenwich Village in the late 1940s. In 1946, Anatole Broyard was a dapper, earnest, fledgling avant-gardist, intoxicated by books, sex, and the neighborhood that offered both in such abundance. Stylish written, mercurially witty, imbued with insights that are both affectionate and astringent, this memoir offers an indelible portrait of a lost bohemia. We see Broyard setting up his used bookstore on Cornelia Street—indulging in a dream that was for him as romantic as "living off the land or sailing around the world" while exercizing his libido with a protegee of Anais Nin and taking courses at the New School, where he deliberates on "the new trends in art, sex, and psychosis." Along the way he encounters Delmore Schwartz, Caitlin and Dylan Thomas, William Gaddis, and other writers at the start of their careers. Written with insight and mercurial wit, Kafka Was the Rage elegantly captures a moment and place and pays homage to a lost bohemia as it was experienced by a young writer eager to find not only his voice but also his place in a very special part of the world.
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We see Broyard setting up his used bookstore on Cornelia Street—indulging in a dream that was for him as romantic as "living off the land or sailing around the world" while exercizing his libido with a protegee of Anais Nin and taking courses at the New School, where he deliberates on "the new trends in art, sex, and psychosis." Along the way he encounters Delmore Schwartz, Caitlin and Dylan Thomas, William Gaddis, and other writers at the start of their careers. Written with insight and mercurial wit, Kafka Was the Rage elegantly captures a moment and place and pays homage to a lost bohemia as it was experienced by a young writer eager to find not only his voice but also his place in a very special part of the world.
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subject_facetAuthors, American -- 20th century -- Biography
Broyard, Anatole -- Homes and haunts -- New York (State) -- New York
Critics -- United States -- Biography
Greenwich Village (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction
Greenwich Village (New York, N.Y.) -- Intellectual life
Greenwich Village (New York, N.Y.) -- Social life and customs
title_displayKafka was the rage : a Greenwich Village memoir
title_fullKafka Was the Rage A Greenwich Village Memoir
Kafka was the rage : a Greenwich Village memoir / Anatole Broyard
title_shortKafka was the rage
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Biography & Autobiography
Broyard, Anatole
Critics
History
Homes and haunts
Intellectual life
Nonfiction
Social life and customs