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IRL

By posted at 4:00 pm on July 8, 2015 1

Joshua Cohen’s new novel has gotten a lot of attention for its odd relationship with Internet culture. In The New Republic, he talks with Gideon Lewis-Kraus in a Gchat, explaining his view that “it’s time writing took something back from the Internet.” Pair with Cohen’s Millions interview from 2012.

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  1. Mike Patrick
    at 12:54 pm on July 9, 2015

    Really an utterly self-absorbed failure of a novel. The hype it’s riding on shows the disconnect between tight lit circles and the rest of the world; he’s a darling, but is in no way an accessible darling like Wallace, to which Cohen is sometimes compared. An NPR interview? He’s got a great publicist, I’ll grant you that.

    But then I thought The Goldfinch was a fraud as well, so what do I know?

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