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This review is from: Among the Bohemians: Experiments in Living 1900-1939 (Paperback)
I found this fascinating and well put together. The author does not only tell the story of the talented and successful Bohemians, she also includes those whom talent passed by but who sought a different way of living. It is easy to forget how bound up in rules, laws and customs this generation was and I can only admire those who tried to push the boundaries. Sometimes they could go to far and the author does recognise to an extent the affects on the children and partners of some especially irresponsible individuals. However like another reviewer I feel that she lets Eric Gill off the hook rather easily, true he had an amazing talent, but also a repellant private life. The Bohmians rightly looked for sexual freedom for homosexuals and for women and men outside marriage, but child abuse is never excusable and I felt that having mentioned it she should have given more space and time to Gill's family and how he let them down.