Five Fictions

Five Fictions

by Marvin Cohen
Five Fictions

Five Fictions

by Marvin Cohen


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Five previously unpublished seriocomic novellas and short stories written in the mid-1960s by American postmodern writer Marvin Cohen: Harvy's Failure / The Spring That Never Saw Print / The Don Juan of East Eighty-Ninth Street / A Family Confusion / Guilt in Search of God

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780692079041
Publisher: Tough Poets Press
Publication date: 05/01/2018
Pages: 220
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x 0.46(d)

About the Author

Marvin Cohen is an American essayist, novelist, playwright, poet, humorist, and surrealist. He is the author of nine published books and several plays. His short fiction and essays have appeared in more than 80 publications, including The New York Times, The Village Voice, The Nation, Harper's Bazaar, Vogue, Fiction, The Hudson Review, Quarterly Review of Literature, Transatlantic Review, and New Directions annuals. His 1980 play The Don Juan and the Non-Don Juan was first performed at the New York Shakespeare Festival as part of the Poets at the Public Series. Staged readings of the play have featured actors Richard Dreyfuss, Keith Carradine, Wallace Shawn, Jill Eikenberry, Larry Pine, and Mimi Kennedy.
Born in Brooklyn in 1931, Cohen has described himself as one who has "risen from lower-class background to lower-class foreground." He studied art at Cooper Union but left college to focus on writing, supporting himself with a series of odd jobs including mink farmer and merchant seaman. He also taught creative writing at The New School, the City College of New York, C.W. Post of Long Island University, and Adelphi University. Cohen currently lives in New York City with his wife, a retired paperback editor.

Table of Contents

11 - Foreword

13 - Harvy’s Failure

53 - The Spring That Never Saw Print

81 - The Don Juan of East Eighty-Ninth Street

91 - A Family Confusion

159 - Guilt in Search of God

217 - Acknowledgments

218 - About the Author

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