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    Default Recent Village Voice article on forgotten writer Marvin Cohen

    Fascinating profile of forgotten writer Marvin Cohen, now 85, in the November 23, 2016 Village Voice. Originally published by New Directions and now finally back in print after 30+ years.

    Surreal Genius: Why Onetime Literary Hotshot Marvin Cohen Deserves Another Look

    http://www.villagevoice.com/arts/sur...r-look-9372914

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    Default Re: Recent Village Voice article on forgotten writer Marvin Cohen

    Thanks for putting me on to this writer. Have you read any of his works?

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    Default Re: Recent Village Voice article on forgotten writer Marvin Cohen

    I've read a few. Cohen's novel Others, Including Morstive Sternbump (now back in print), his collection of essays on baseball (Baseball the Beautiful), and The Monday Rhetoric of the Love Club (short fictions). I'm about halfway through his first book, The Self-Devoted Friend which the New York Times called "a tour de force of serio-comedy".

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    Default Re: Recent Village Voice article on forgotten writer Marvin Cohen

    Quote Originally Posted by rfsch View Post
    his collection of essays on baseball
    You lost me right there

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    Liam, how can you dislike Jelinek when she writes such frequent, glorious takedowns of sports?!

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    Default Re: Recent Village Voice article on forgotten writer Marvin Cohen

    She has her moments,

    I remember chuckling at the mother-daughter scuffle in The Piano Teacher when they were tearing each other's hair out and yet kept telling one another to "be quiet" because they were worried about the neighbors. I laughed like the drain.

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