Welcome to the new catalog for Santa Fe Public Library. We'd love to hear your feedback.

Kafka was the rage: a Greenwich Village memoir

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Vintage Books,
Pub. Date:
1997.
Edition:
1st Vintage Books ed.
Language:
English
Description
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.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9780679781264
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID ef9f2597-ef3d-59e0-617d-68ee280303cb
Grouping Title kafka was the rage a greenwich village memoir
Grouping Author broyard anatole
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-08-11 04:21:02AM
Last Indexed 2018-11-12 04:29:14AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Broyard, Anatole.
author_display Broyard, Anatole
available_at_santafe Main Library
detailed_location_santafe Main
display_description 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.
format_category_santafe Books
format_santafe Book
id ef9f2597-ef3d-59e0-617d-68ee280303cb
isbn 9780679781264
item_details ils:.b1449484x|.i19205090|Main|809 Bro|||1|false|false|||||*CHECK SHELF*||mn||
itype_santafe Regular Circ
last_indexed 2018-11-12T11:29:14.755Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Fiction, Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_santafe 809 Bro
owning_library_santafe Santa Fe Public Library
owning_location_santafe Main Library
primary_isbn 9780679781264
publishDate 1997
record_details ils:.b1449484x|Book|Books|1st Vintage Books ed.|English|Vintage Books,|1997.|ix, 149 pages ; 21 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_santafe
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b1449484x .i19205090 On Shelf *CHECK SHELF* false true true false false true 9999
subject_facet Authors, 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_display Kafka was the rage : a Greenwich Village memoir
title_full Kafka was the rage : a Greenwich Village memoir / Anatole Broyard
title_short Kafka was the rage :
title_sub a Greenwich Village memoir
topic_facet Authors, American, Broyard, Anatole, Critics, Homes and haunts, Intellectual life, Social life and customs