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The Varieties of Romantic Experience

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In these ten stories, Robert Cohen, author of the widely acclaimed Inspired Sleep, applies his dazzling style and trademark wit to a group of men poised between revelation and despair.

A psychology professor's lecture segues into a confession of an embarrassing affair. A recently divorced man arrives a haft hour late to a bachelor party to find that the frightened groom has already sent everyone else home. A reclusive writer visits a small college at the invitation of a former student, and pretty much nothing goes right. Often wincingly insightful, The Varieties of Romantic Experience is a touchingly hilarious and generous collection that explores the often-porous boundaries between masculinity and humanity in contemporary life.

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In the title story of this dazzling comic collection, a psychology professor delivers a lecture that segues into a confession of an embarrassing affair. An elderly man worried that his life is going downhill heads to an Indian casino in hopes of some relief. A recently divorced man arrives half an hour late to a bachelor party to find that the frightened groom has sent everyone else home. A reclusive writer visits a small college at the invitation of a former student, and nothing goes right. Funny and generous, these stories are virtuoso performances-moving forays into disconcertingly familiar territory that line the often slippery boundaries between masculinity and humanity in American life.

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In these ten stories, the author of the widely acclaimed "Inspired Sleep" applies his dazzling style and trademark wit to a group of men poised between revelation and despair.

About the Author

Robert Cohen is the author of three novels, The Organ Builder, The Here and Now, and Inspired Sleep. His work has been awarded a Whiting Writers' Award, a Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Writers Award, The Ribalow Prize, and a Pushcart Prize, and has appeared in a wide variety of publications, including Harpers, GQ, The Paris Review, The Atlantic Monthly Unbound, and Ploughshares. He teaches at Middlebury College in Vermont.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400031849
Author:
Cohen, Robert
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
United States Social life and customs.
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Contemporaries
Series Volume:
no. DTE 24/01
Publication Date:
20030431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.04x5.24x.60 in. .52 lbs.

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Product details 224 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9781400031849 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In the title story of this dazzling comic collection, a psychology professor delivers a lecture that segues into a confession of an embarrassing affair. An elderly man worried that his life is going downhill heads to an Indian casino in hopes of some relief. A recently divorced man arrives half an hour late to a bachelor party to find that the frightened groom has sent everyone else home. A reclusive writer visits a small college at the invitation of a former student, and nothing goes right. Funny and generous, these stories are virtuoso performances-moving forays into disconcertingly familiar territory that line the often slippery boundaries between masculinity and humanity in American life.
"Synopsis" by , In these ten stories, the author of the widely acclaimed "Inspired Sleep" applies his dazzling style and trademark wit to a group of men poised between revelation and despair.
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