Posts Tagged: Joshua Cohen
At this stoplight, you might begin to think, “I’ve been here before, there is nothing new to notice.” But it seems to me that we actually live here, and we often fail to notice what is in our own yard.
For Flavorwire, Jonathon Sturgeon talks about what we talk about when we talk about books....more
The Believer interviews Joshua Cohen, author of Book of Numbers. Cohen is currently working on his newest novel, PCKWCK. He talks to The Believer about preparing for writing and the influence of the Internet on the literary world:
First of all, there’s the rate of production that the Internet demands: this gaping maw that just wants content.
Saturday 6/20: Paige Taggart, Rickey Laurentiis, Jackie Clark, Dawn Raffel, Kait Heacock, Rosebud Ben-Oni, Naomi Extra, Kashana Cauley, Mensah Demary, Ryan Sartor, Mack Gelber, Tracy O’Neill, Niina Pollari, and many others join POPSICKLE 2015, the celebration of Brooklyn’s poetry communities....more
Cohen is the perfect age to write such a book, having lived approximately an even number of years on either side of the pre-Web/post-Web divide. He gets “kids these days” and partakes of their Net-fueled narcissism, owning it in a way that earlier writers never could, but he has the erudition and historical grounding of a much older man, equally at home with Python code, Yiddish poets, porn sites, and prehistorical fertility sculptures.
Joshua Cohen is making the rounds to promote his latest novel, Book of Numbers. A prolific book reviewer, Cohen is also already working on a fifth novel. At VICE, Thomas Morton decided to take a bath with Cohen to discuss the latest book....more
In Joshua Cohen’s hyperreal world of kitsch, the Sabbath becomes law, Auschwitz becomes Whateverwitz, and the world’s last Jew is on the run....more
This week in New York The Future of Criticism with Lorin Stein and Maud Newton, John D’Agata and Thalia Field discuss the lyric essay, Alice Walker on activism, Salman Rushdie and Lee Bollinger discuss free speech in a globalized world, Mikael Kennedy shows his Polaroids at the Chelsea Hotel and Congress for Curious People symposium is held at Coney Island....more
Potter’s startling essay relays her experience getting an illegal abortion as a nineteen-year-old in 1962 America, and the bevy of options and predicaments that came along with it–the social stigma of being an unwed mother, her humorous if stygian attempts to self-abort, and her final lone and costly trip by which she saved face....more