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Cohen, Joshua 1980-

Overview
Works: 24 works in 118 publications in 4 languages and 3,483 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Allegories  Political fiction  Short stories  Essays  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Literature  Periodicals  Autobiographical fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction
Classifications: AC8.5, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Joshua Cohen
Book of numbers : a novel by Joshua Cohen( Book )

25 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and German and held by 978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The enigmatic billionaire founder of Tetration, the world's most powerful tech company, hires a failed novelist, Josh Cohen, to ghostwrite his memoirs. The mogul, known as Principal, brings Josh behind the digital veil, tracing the rise of Tetration, which started in the earliest days of the Internet by revolutionizing the search engine before venturing into smartphones, computers, and the surveillance of American citizens. Principal takes Josh on a mind-bending world tour from Palo Alto to Dubai and beyond, initiating him into the secret pretext of the autobiography project and the life-or-death stakes that surround its publication"--Dust jacket flap
Witz : a novel by Joshua Cohen( )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Christmas Eve 1999, all the Jews in the world die in a strange, millennial plague, with the exception of the firstborn males, who are soon adopted by a cabal of powerful people in the American government. By the following Passover, however, only one is still alive: Benjamin Israelien; a kindly, innocent, ignorant man-child. As he finds himself transformed into an international superstar, Jewishness becomes all the rage: matzo-ball soup is in every bowl, sidelocks are hip; and the only truly Jewish Jew left is increasingly stigmatized for not being religious. Since his very existence exposes the illegitimacy of the newly converted, Israelien becomes the object of a worldwide hunt. --publisher
Moving kings : a novel by Joshua Cohen( Book )

13 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and Italian and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is a novel about two young Israeli soldiers who travel to New York after fighting in the Gaza War and find work as eviction movers. It's an incendiary story of the eviction crisis in poor African-American neighborhoods in America that also shines new light on the world's oldest conflict in the Middle East. 21-year-olds Yoav Tsarkhan and Uri Halifi have just completed their compulsory stint in the Israeli army, fighting in the 2014 Gaza War. In keeping with national tradition, they're entitled to a year of R & R: a gap-year spent abroad. They come to America and begin working for Yoav's distant cousin, David King--a proud American, Republican, Jew, and owner and operator of Moving King Inc., a heavyweight in the Tri-State area's moving and storage industry. Yoav and Uri now must struggle to become reacquainted with civilian life, but it's not easy to move past their militarized selves when their days are spent kicking down doors: Yoav and Uri work as eviction-movers in Brooklyn and Queens, dispossessing delinquent tenants and homeowners who've defaulted on their mortgages. And what starts off as a profitable if eerily familiar job quickly turns violent when they encounter one homeowner who refuses to leave"--
Four new messages by Joshua Cohen( Book )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A quartet of audacious fictions that capture the pathos and absurdity of life in the age of the internet A spectacularly talented young writer has returned from the present with Four New Messages, urgent and visionary dispatches that seek to save art, sex, and even alienation from corporatism and technology run rampant. In "Emission," a hapless drug dealer in Princeton is humiliated when a cruel co-ed exposes him exposing himself on a blog gone viral. "McDonald's" tells of a frustrated pharmaceutical copywriter whose imaginative flights fail to bring solace because of a certain word he cannot put down on paper. In "The College Borough" a father visiting NYU with his daughter remembers a former writing teacher, a New Yorker exiled to the Midwest who refuses to read his students' stories, asking them instead to build a replica of the Flatiron Building. "Sent" begins mythically in the woods of Russia, but in a few virtuosic pages plunges into the present, where an aspiring journalist finds himself in a village that shelters all the women who've starred in all the internet porn he's ever enjoyed. Highbrow and low-down, these four intensely felt stories explain what happens when the virtual begins to colonize the real -- they harness the torrential power and verbal dexterity that have established Cohen as one of America's most brilliant younger writers
Attention : dispatches from a land of distraction by Joshua Cohen( Book )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays, from a selection of previously published and new nonfiction--essays, memoir, criticism, letters, diaries--covering an array of topics
Cadenza for the Schneidermann violin concerto : a novel by Joshua Cohen( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A heaven of others by Joshua Cohen( Book )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and German and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At age twenty-three, before he had begun his contemporary landmark novel, Witz, Joshua Cohen composed this novel of a ten-year-old Israeli boy exploded by an equally young Palestinian suicide bomber, who arrives in a heaven no one in his tradition has prepared him for. A Heaven of Others stands at the crossroads of a conflicted city, Jerusalem, and wordplay that both celebrates and dismantles tradition
Book of numbers : a novel by Joshua Cohen( Recording )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The enigmatic billionaire founder of Tetration, the world's most powerful tech company, hires a failed novelist, Josh Cohen, to ghostwrite his memoirs. The mogul, known as Principal, brings Josh behind the digital veil, tracing the rise of Tetration, which started in the earliest days of the Internet by revolutionizing the search engine before venturing into smartphones, computers, and the surveillance of American citizens. Principal takes Josh on a mind-bending world tour from Palo Alto to Dubai and beyond, initiating him into the secret pretext of the autobiography project and the life-or-death stakes that surround its publication"--Container
The Quorum by Joshua Cohen( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Buch der Zahlen Roman by Joshua Cohen( Book )

4 editions published in 2018 in German and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ein gescheiterter Autor verliert am 11. September alles, was ihm am Herzen liegt: Seine Frau verl...sst ihn, sein Buch floppt, der Buchladen, in dem er sein Geld verdient, liegt in Trümmern. Da erh...lt er den lukrativen Auftrag, die Memoiren eines Mannes zu schreiben, der genauso heißt wie er und ansonsten sein genaues Gegenteil ist: Ein Internetmogul, Erfinder des Algorithmus, der die totale ...berwachung erm...glicht und unser aller Leben ver...ndert. Autobiografie, Familiengeschichte, Ghostwriting für Anf...nger, Silicon-Valley-Historie, internationaler Thriller, Sexkom...die - "Buch der Zahlen" ist ein übersch...umendes Buch und in Amerika Kult
Aleph-bet : an alphabet for the perplexed by Joshua Cohen( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Attention! : a (short) history by Joshua Cohen( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moving kings : a novel by Joshua Cohen( )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A propulsive, incendiary novel about faith, race, class, and what it means to have a home, from Joshua Cohen, "a major American writer" (The New York Times)
Book of numbers (CD) by Joshua Cohen( Recording )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The enigmatic billionaire founder of Tetration, the world's most powerful tech company, hires a failed novelist, Josh Cohen, to ghostwrite his memoirs. The mogul, known as Principal, brings Josh behind the digital veil, tracing the rise of Tetration, which started in the earliest days of the Internet by revolutionizing the search engine before venturing into smartphones, computers, and the surveillance of American citizens. Principal takes Josh on a mind-bending world tour from Palo Alto to Dubai and beyond, initiating him into the secret pretext of the autobiography project and the life-or-death stakes that surround its publication"--Dust jacket flap
Le paradis des autres by Joshua Cohen( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in French and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abel and Cain by Gregor von Rezzori( Book )

2 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cain was Gregor von Rezzori's last book, a pendant to his monumental The Death of My Brother Abel, and in it he revisits the themes that he explored throughout his literary oeuvre: the origins of Nazism, the physical and moral ruin of Europe, the Americanization of the world, the ever-diminished role of beauty in daily life. But Cain, even as it looks back toward Rezzori's lifework, also represents an advance towards an ever more daringly improvisatory kind of writing. Cain has been described by Michael Krüger as not only the most modern of Rezzori's works, but as a great book, and an English translation of this work that rounds out not only the single biggest project of Rezzori's career, The Death of My Brother Abel, but his career as a whole, has long been overdue. David Dollenmayer, a past winner of the Goethe Institute's Helen and Kurt Wolff Prize, has taken on the job"--
After the fact( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

An author's story, fleshed out in flesh by Joshua Cohen( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Tin House by Win McCormack( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

From the website: Samuel Beckett famously ended his novel The Unnamable "You must go on. I can't go on. I'll go on." Why? How? Is it faith that drives us onward? And if so, faith in what? Writers have struggled with this question since the first hominids started scratching symbols into rocks. Do we put our faith in our survival skills or create a pantheon of deities to guide and protect us? By the Twentieth Century, writers like Beckett put their faith in words. In our time of worldwide upheavals and immanent climate catastrophe, our faith in words is under constant assault. Yet writers do go on. For Joy Williams, a selection of micro-fictions from 99 Stories of God (soon to be published by Tin House Books) grapples with many of the same themes of her nearly fifty years of writing--the divine and the uncanny. Alan Lightman puts his faith in the laws of nature, while Pakistani novelist Mohsin Hamid contemplates the fraught nature of writing in a country named after faith. Father-and-son authors Jonathan and Adam Wilson discuss their faith in the family seder, the rituals and food that transcend time and space. In his primer on the history of faith, James Carse makes the case for complexity and how not to define religion. We know that there are no simple answers to questions of faith, but our hope is that you are fighting the good fight
Bridge & tunnel (& tunnel & bridge) : 12 stories by Joshua Cohen( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Witz : a novel
Covers
Cadenza for the Schneidermann violin concerto : a novelA heaven of othersThe QuorumAleph-bet : an alphabet for the perplexed
Alternative Names
Cohen, Joshua Aaron 1980-

Joshua Cohen Amerikaans romanschrijver

Joshua Cohen écrivain américain

Joshua Cohen escritor estadounidense

Joshua Cohen US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

ג'ושוע כהן סופר אמריקאי

כהן, יהושע

جاشوا کوهن

جاشوآ کوهن نویسنده آمریکایی

Languages
English (95)

German (15)

French (2)

Italian (1)