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July 8, 2015 | 1 book mentioned 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.

is a staff writer for The Millions and an MFA candidate at Johns Hopkins. Prior to coming to Baltimore, he studied literature and worked in IT while living in Dublin, Ireland. You can find him on Twitter at @tdbeckwith.

One comment:

  1. 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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