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Neo-bohemia is Always Contaminated By Nostalgia

Published on Friday April 22nd, 2011

From Neo-bohemian Rhapsody

Neo-bohemia is always contaminated by nostalgia, by the belief that the scene is over, and has been over since the yuppies moved in, the old bookstore closed, the Starbucks opened and so on. Lloyd writes that bohemia dies a thousand deaths and is always reborn, and that “bohemia is always already over because it always already falls short of its adherents’ fantasies of social autonomy.

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