Questions to Ask Before Proceeding

Questions to Ask Before Proceeding

by Marvin Cohen
Questions to Ask Before Proceeding

Questions to Ask Before Proceeding

by Marvin Cohen


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Nine recently discovered unpublished short serio-comedies from the 1960s and 1970s by essayist, novelist, playwright, poet, humorist, and surrealist Marvin Cohen, one of America's most innovative postmodern writers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780578899633
Publisher: Tough Poets Press
Publication date: 07/06/2021
Pages: 328
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x 0.82(d)

About the Author

Marvin Cohen is the author of a number of episodic novels, volumes of verse and dialogues, a play anthology, a book of essays on the nature of baseball, and several collections of shorter pieces-stories, dramas, parables, and idiosyncratic essays. His work has also appeared in more than 100 publications, from the experimental to the mainstream, including: Ambit, Antaeus, Assembling ("a collection of otherwise unpublishable writings"), The Beat Scene (alongside Kerouac, Ginsberg and Corso), Chelsea, Fiction, The Hudson Review, Thomas Merton's Monk's Friend, New Directions in Prose and Poetry, The Transatlantic Review, The New York Times, Harper's Bazaar, and Vogue.

His work has been performed on radio and theaters in the US and the UK, including readings at the Poets at the Public Series, featuring, amongst others, Richard Dreyfuss and Wallace Shawn.

Cohen was born in Brooklyn, New York City on July 6, 1931, He 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. He supported himself with a series of short-term jobs including mink farmer and merchant seaman. He later taught creative writing at various New York colleges including the New School, the City College of New York, C.W. Post of Long Island University, and Adelphi University. He is married and currently lives with his wife in the East Side, NYC.
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