Rachel Cohen: Neilly Series Lecture

Title

Rachel Cohen: Neilly Series Lecture

Creator

Date

2006-02-23

Description

"Rachel Cohen has created a masterpiece of variety and balance in her first book" are the words used to describe A Chance Meeting: Intertwined Lives of American Writers and Artists, 1854-1967. Cohen, who teaches at Sarah Lawrence, selected 30 American artists, mostly writers, and describes portraits of friendships in a way that is both entertaining and accessible. The book has been described as "an innovative hybrid of biography, cultural history, [and] 'imaginative' nonfiction" that provides an engrossing read, deftly evoking characters and bringing them to life. Beginning in 1854 with Henry James and ending in 1967 with Norman Mailer, she includes artists Edward Steichen and Marcel Duchamp and writers such as Gertrude Stein and Nora Zeale Hurston.

Introduction by Grant Holcomb. 
 

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image/jpeg

Event Type

lecture

Files

cohen_small.jpg

Citation

Cohen, Rachel, “Rachel Cohen: Neilly Series Lecture,” RBSCP Exhibits, accessed June 20, 2021, https://rbscpexhibits.lib.rochester.edu/items/show/4837.

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  1. cohen_small.jpg
  2. Neilly-Series-2005-2006.pdf