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"bohem (by french; 'bøhmer,gipsy'), a person who live
    a free life."

Nine Rules of Living

1.	Thou shalt write thy own life.
2.	Thou shalt part with thy family roots.
3.	Mann kann nicht seine Eltern night schlect genug behandeln.
4.	Thou shalt never hit thine next for less than five kroners.
5.	Thou shalt hate and despise all peasants such as: Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, 
        Kri-stof-fer Kristo-fer-sen and Kolbenstvedt.
6.	Thou shalt never use celluloidbuttons.
7.	Never depart by making a scandal at the Christiania Theatre.
8.	Thou shalt never regret.
9.	Thou shalt take your own life.


The Bohemian movemement was a literary movement in the capital of Norway 
(then Christiania/Kristiania) that grew forth around the circle of Hans Jæger in 
the 1880s. It contained elements of both socialism and realism.
Christian Krohgs painting "Albertine" (1886) was in edition to Jægers book,
"From the Kristiania Bohem (Fra Kristiania Bohemen)" counted as one of the main
works from the Kristiania movement. Despite that much of the contents from the 
bohemian artists were socialistic, one could also find elements of romance in 
their works.

The Bohemians used to gather at the Grand Cafè in Oslo, and they were about 20-30
more or less famous writers and artists. They rejected and rebelled against
norms and ideals from the high class and the higly "educated". 
They meant that everybody had a right to a sexual life and that prostitution 
should have been legal. They supported the prostitues with money, along with 
getting their own sexual need covered. Free love and free sex, independent from
marriage and prisoning feelings was the bohemian way of thinking.

Furter reading (only in Norwegian):

The Suicide, the last virtue (Selvmordet, den siste ytring)

Hans Jæger and the Kristiania Bohem (from Gateavisa)