New PDF release: A Place to Read: Life and Books

By Michael Cohen

ISBN-10: 1922120928

ISBN-13: 9781922120922

during this essay assortment, Michael Cohen tells us approximately his shock come across with the is still of Frida Kahlo, approximately his father’s homicide, and approximately his son’s shut shave with demise at the road. His topics could be as general as golf with shut pals, beginner astronomy, birding, or studying to fly on the age of sixty. yet he asks tricky questions about how we're grounded in house and time, how we're tormented by our names, how a fit individual can develop into a hypochondriac, and the way we would commune with the useless. And all through he measures, compares and translates his reviews throughout the lens of six many years of examining. The instruments of the writer’s exchange fascinate him as do eateries in his small university city, male gown 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 studying existence are a treat to learn. cozy, own, wide-ranging, they include interesting nuggets of information and energetic exams of 1000s of books, in addition to an entire life’s worthy of considerate rumination on time, love, travel, and family, in addition to what it capability 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 recognize and may get yours. Michael Cohen is a ebook rat, no longer a publication snob. For him, the pleasures of the publication are tactile and auditory in addition to mental and philosophical. The essays in a spot to learn tackle strength plate-lunch mixtures in western Kentucky, the tuxedo as male uniform, the golfing direction as locus of friendship and humor, and Baptist theological responses to Day of the useless practices in Michoacán, as well as extra strictly literary matters.
– Ann Neelon, editor of New Madrid

Michael Cohen has given us a suite of private retrospectives that deserve a spot within the most interesting culture of the yank essay. every one is in its personal method a touch upon the human state of affairs, filtered via a private optic that's either subtle 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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