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Title: Women, and Tom Gervasi
By (author): Marvin Cohen
ISBN10-13: 194469756X : 9781944697563
Format: Paperback
Pages: 276
Weight: .450 Kg.
Published: Sagging Meniscus Press - June   2018
List Price: 19.99 Pounds Sterling
Availability: In Stock   Qty Available: 4
Subjects: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Every possible lifeócharmed, doomed, or bothóof a Don Juan of 1970s New York, is captured, in its every conceivable inflection, in Marvin Cohenís comic episodic novel Women, and Tom Gervasi. The philanderer at the heart of the novel is hopelessly, effortlessly, universally, even fatally attractive to women. His oversized invulnerability is both monstrous and very recognizably human. Gervasi is a kind of necessary mythic extrapolation of the ego, an imaginary counterweight to the reality of self-loss, a King Midas whose limitless power is his own undoing, and who is ultimately shown, through Cohenís Cubist technique of exhaustively presenting every perspective on his character, to exist in a kind of Hell of spiritual isolation and inability to love. As always, Cohen writes with a vigorous wit; his poetic dialect reforges the English language into utterly original, surprising and delightful forms. Written in the late 70s and never before published, this novel is one of a pair with Inside the World: As Al Lehman (published simultaneously), Cohenís novel about a non-Don Juan.
About The Author:
Marvin Cohen is the author of numerous novels, plays, and collections of short pieces, including SADNESS CORRECTED: NEW POEMS AND DIALOGUES; RUN OUT OF PROSE; WOMEN, AND TOM GERVASI; INSIDE THE WORLD: AS AL LEHMAN; The Self-Devoted Friend; Others, Including Morstive Sternbump; and Baseball as Metaphysics. He lives in New York City.
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