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Rachel Cohen

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RACHEL COHEN grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and graduated from Harvard. She has written for The New Yorker, The Threepenny Review, McSweeney’s, and other publications. Her essays appeared in Best American Essays 2003 and the 2003 Pushcart Anthology. Cohen has received fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts and the MacDowell Colony, and won the 2003 PEN/Jerard Fund Award for the manuscript of A Chance Meeting. She teaches at Sarah Lawrence College and lives in Brooklyn.


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A Chance Meeting
Intertwined Lives of American Writers and Artists
Written by Rachel Cohen


Format: Trade Paperback, 392 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: February 8, 2005
Price: $17.00

Each chapter of this inventive consideration of American culture evokes an actual meeting between American writers and artists, from Henry James and Mathew Brady, to Mark Twain and Ulysses S. Grant, to Elizabeth Bishop and Marianne Moore, to Norman Mailer and Robert Lowell. The accumulation of these pairings draws the reader... Read more >
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A Chance Meeting
Intertwined Lives of American Writers and Artists, 1854-1967
Written by Rachel Cohen


Format: eBook
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: March 9, 2004
Price: $13.99

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