Attention

£14.99

A wide-ranging, thought-provoking, and rule-bending selection of non-fiction from Joshua Cohen, ‘a major American writer’ (New York Times) – a powerful and fresh work of social criticism, examining the ways we can reclaim the power of attention in an age of constant distraction.

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With Attention, Joshua Cohen returns with his first collection of nonfiction, the culmination of two decades of writing and thought about life in the digital age. In essays, memoir, criticism, diary entries, and letters-many appearing here for the first time-Cohen covers the full depth and breadth of modern life: politics, literature, art, music, travel, the media, and psychology, and subjects as diverse as Google, Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, fictional animals, Gustav Mahler, Aretha Franklin, John Zorn, landscape photography, fake Caravaggios, Wikipedia, Gertrude Stein, Edward Snowden, Jonathan Franzen, Olympic women’s fencing, Atlantic City casinos, the closing of the Ringling Bros. circus, and Azerbaijan. Cohen directs his sharp gaze at home and abroad, calling upon his extraordinary erudition and unrivaled ability to draw connections between seemingly unlike things to show us how to live without fear in a world overflowing with information. At this crucial juncture in history, Attention is a guide for the perplexed-a handbook for anyone hoping to bring the wisdom of the past into the culture of the future.

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Weight 660 g
Dimensions 19.7 × 12.5 × 4 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

576

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

814.6 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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