Greenwich Village

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District of New York City, situated in lower Manhattan, during the colonial period was a separate village and later became an exclusive residential district. Paine wrote The Crisis in Greenwich Village, and Poe later lived there, but it was not until the end of the 19th century that it became famous for its bohemianism as an artistic and literary colony. Among those who lived in the Village, and among those who contributed to its long succession of little magazines, including The Little Review, The Masses, The Seven Arts, the Bohemian, the Pagan, the Quill, and the Playboy, were E. E. Cummings, Floyd Dell, Mabel Dodge, Max Eastman, Donald Evans, Emma Goldman, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Eugene O'Neill, and Carl Van Vechten. The Greenwich Village Theatre was an outgrowth of the Provincetown Players. Authors and artists have continued among the area's residents, including Edward Albee and Gregory Corso, and among its recent playhouses has been the Caffe Cino, where plays of Lanford Wilson were produced. The Village has a lively nightlife, including jazz clubs, and is a great tourist attraction. Students from nearby New York University and other young people live there, but in large part Village residents are now professional people and business executives, with some successful writers and artists.

Subjects: Literature.

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