Michael Cohen

Before retiring, Michael Cohen wrote academic books: his last was Murder Most Fair: The Appeal of Mystery Fiction (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2000). Now he writes personal essays, which have appeared in The Missouri Review, The Kenyon Review, Birding, and other magazines. He and his wife Katharine live on Kentucky Lake when they’re not in the Tucson Mountains.

Posts by Michael Cohen

The Materialist in Her Bathtub

The materialism of people in the United States is axiomatic. Yet Mary McCarthy argued in a 1947 Commentary essay titled “America the Beautiful” that... Read More