Lives of the Mind Slaves by Matt CohenLives of the Mind Slaves by Matt Cohen

Lives of the Mind Slaves

byMatt Cohen


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Matt Cohen's stories have been widely anthologized and have appeared in distinguished periodicals and journals in Canada, Britain and the United States. Lives of the Mind Slaves features 7 short stories -- one of which (`Trotsky's First Confessions') was written especially for this book -- and a brilliant novella.

Cohen's novella, `Golden Whore of the Heartland`, explores the conflict between the spontaneity of passion -- a chance affair -- and the comfort of commitment and belonging. `The Sins of Tomas Benares' explores the theme of love over generations. 'Café Le Dog' is a celebration of all that remains inexplicable in the attractions between men and women. `Racial Memories' is vintage Cohen -- a story about a not-so-classic Jewish family.

Lives of the Mind Slaves contains the best of Cohen's two previous short story collections, Café Le Dog and Living on Water.

Matt Cohen was born in Kingston, Ontario in 1942. He received his B.A. and M.A. from the University of Toronto. In the late 1960s he taught political economy at McMaster University before becoming a full-time writer. Since 1969 he has published twenty books, including novels, short stories, poetry and two books for children. He rec...
Title:Lives of the Mind SlavesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 8.74 × 5.56 × 0.56 inPublisher:Porcupine's Quill

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ISBN - 10:088984139X

ISBN - 13:9780889841390

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Editorial Reviews

`Most of the stories in this fine collection come from two previous Cohen collections, with the addition of one new story. The pleasure of reading this handsome volume from the Porcupine's Quill, with its lush cream paper and clear bold type reminds us that some of the most intense literary experiences come in re-experiencing good writing, beautifully presented. ... Lives of the Mind Slaves, at its best, captures in subtle and moving prose the feeling of twilight that seems the right tone for the end of the millennium.'