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Title: Inside the World
Sub-title: As Al Lehman
By (author): Marvin Cohen
ISBN10-13: 1944697586 : 9781944697587
Format: Paperback
Pages: 240
Weight: .396 Kg.
Published: Sagging Meniscus Press - June   2018
List Price: 19.99 Pounds Sterling
Availability: In Stock   Qty Available: 3
Subjects: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Al Lehman is a bourgeois Everyman, whose true nature is mysterious, radically unformed, incomplete, and frustrated, even as the quotidian circumstances of his life are drearily grounded in a fixed temporal reality. In this episodic novel, comic and philosophical, written in the late 70s in Cohenís highly idiosyncratic and extraordinarily poetic language, different aspects of Lehmanís quest to exist in the scope of finitude, in the belly of a universe that does not fully nourish him, but is the source of all nourishment, are brilliantly distilled. Inside the World: As Al Lehman is a companion novel to Women, and Tom Gervasi, whose central figure could be Lehmanís wish-fulfilling dream projection: a Don Juan who exists in a world of limitless physical and emotional gratification. Taken together, the two novels comprise a kind of comedic Either/Or that explores a wide range of the merits and demerits of the real and ideal.
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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