March 4, 2017

A Place to Read: Life and Books by Michael Cohen

By Michael Cohen

during this essay assortment, Michael Cohen tells us approximately his shock stumble upon with the is still of Frida Kahlo, approximately his father’s homicide, and approximately his son’s shut shave with loss of life at the street. His matters should be as common as golf with shut pals, beginner astronomy, birding, or studying to fly on the age of sixty. yet he asks tough questions on how we're grounded in house and time, how we're tormented by our names, how a fit individual can become a hypochondriac, and the way we would commune with the lifeless. And all through he measures, compares and translates his studies throughout the lens of six a long time of studying. The instruments of the writer’s exchange fascinate him as do eateries in his small collage city, male costume behavior, American roads, and roadside shrines. He lives at the Blood River in Kentucky whilst he isn't within the Tucson Mountains.

Michael Cohen’s essays at the interpreting existence are a treat to learn. cozy, own, wide-ranging, they include attention-grabbing nuggets of information and energetic tests of thousands of books, in addition to an entire life’s worthy of considerate rumination on time, love, travel, and family, in addition to what it capacity to be, almost existentially, a reader.
– Christina Thompson, Editor, Harvard Review

Anyone who has pounded the pavement promoting The nice Books of the Western World in fifty four volumes and lived to inform will get my timeless appreciate and may get yours. Michael Cohen is a e-book rat, now not a e-book snob. For him, the pleasures of the ebook are tactile and auditory in addition to mental and philosophical. The essays in a spot to learn tackle strength plate-lunch combos in western Kentucky, the tuxedo as male uniform, the golfing path as locus of friendship and humor, and Baptist theological responses to Day of the lifeless practices in Michoacán, as well as extra strictly literary topics.
– Ann Neelon, editor of New Madrid

Michael Cohen has given us a suite of private retrospectives that deserve a spot within the best culture of the yank essay. each one is in its personal approach a touch upon the human state of affairs, filtered via a private optic that's either sophisticated and erudite.  fun, hugely own, insightful, they’ll make you smile, smirk, frown, and gasp, yet they’ll by no means bore.  I promise.
– E. A. Allen, writer of the Montclaire Mysteries

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