"dressed like someone out of La Bohème"

Set in Paris around the 1830s, La bohème is an opera by Giacomo Puccini. Comprised of four acts, the story follows the tragic love of the seamstress Mimì and the poet Rodolfo. Its cast could be seen as an earlier generation of the impoverished artists and writers of Hemingway's circle. The opera was first performed in 1896 and remains very popular.

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