Download e-book for iPad: A Place to Read: Life and Books by Michael Cohen

By Michael Cohen

ISBN-10: 1922120928

ISBN-13: 9781922120922

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 demise at the road. His matters will be as general as golf with shut pals, beginner astronomy, birding, or studying to fly on the age of sixty. yet he asks tough questions about how we're grounded in house and time, how we're plagued 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 reviews in the course of the lens of six a long time of studying. The instruments of the writer’s exchange fascinate him as do eateries in his small university city, male costume conduct, American roads, and roadside shrines. He lives at the Blood River in Kentucky while he's not within the Tucson Mountains.

Michael Cohen’s essays at the interpreting existence are a treat to learn. comfortable, own, wide-ranging, they comprise interesting nuggets of information and vigorous tests of countless numbers of books, in addition to a complete life’s worthy of considerate rumination on time, love, travel, and family, in addition to what it ability 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 admire and will get yours. Michael Cohen is a ebook rat, now not a booklet snob. For him, the pleasures of the booklet are tactile and auditory in addition to mental and philosophical. The essays in a spot to learn tackle capability plate-lunch mixtures 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 useless practices in Michoacán, as well as extra strictly literary matters.
– Ann Neelon, editor of New Madrid

Michael Cohen has given us a set of private retrospectives that deserve a spot within the best culture of the yank essay. every one is in its personal method a touch upon the human scenario, 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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