ATTENTION! a history by Joshua Cohen
ATTENTION! a (short) history

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But it's invigorating, as reading should be. And like Montaigne, he never really forgets what his subject is...Attention! will allow you to smile, argue, agree, refute or just go along for an engaging ride.
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You’ve paid money for this book in order to pay attention. You are skeptical, which is to say, unforgiving. You have enough money to afford this book or you have family or friends who do and who don’t mind your borrowing, or you have the type of family or friends who gift books like this on auspicious, and even for no, occasions, in which case perhaps you’re only being attentive because you’re interested in just what type of person this gifter thinks you are - whether they think you’re too attentive, to them, to yourself, or too inattentive, to either or to both.

‘[I]ntelligent, lyrical, prosaic, theoretical, pragmatic, funny, serious. His best prose does everything at once.’
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Published May 21, 2013 by Notting Hill Editions. 143 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by Jenny Diski on Jun 21 2013

But it's invigorating, as reading should be. And like Montaigne, he never really forgets what his subject is...Attention! will allow you to smile, argue, agree, refute or just go along for an engaging ride.

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