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Cohen, Marvin

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Record Group: Section A - Correspondence

Dates of materials: 1968

Volume: 6 item(s); 6 pg(s)

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Marvin Cohen was author of The Self-Devoted Friend (1967), and a contributor to Monks Pond in 1968. He writes from New York.

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See also contributions to Monks Pond, pp. 185 and 315.

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This Record Sub-Group is not divided into Series and is arranged chronologically.

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SeriesDateTypeTo/FromFirst LinesPubFull TextNotes
 1968/04/12 TLSto MertonJames Laughlin said you like my book and also that you would like to see some of my short pieces for  sending pieces for <u>Monks Pond</u> - 14 short dialogues and 2 narratives: "Early Lessons in Knowing Your Place..." and "A Previous Time Once..."
 1968/04/16 TL[c]from MertonYes, most happy to have seen the short pieces. I am keeping the ones I like best at the moment.  likes Cohen's short pieces: "Ideal Business Man", "Fat Man's Unboasting... Flimsy Explanation", "Beast's Skin", "Airy Eccentricity"
 1968/05/06 TLSto MertonI was delighted to get your April 16th letter saying that you were keeping four of my pieces   
 1968/06/14 TLSto MertonThis enclosed trilogy of poems is by a friend of mine, Ree Dragonette, and I thought you might like  sending Ree Dragonette poems for <u>Monks Pond</u> (later published in volume four) / James Laughlin / Cantos manuscript from Ezra Pound
 1968/07/no? TLSto MertonI'm looking forward to being in your III issue. May I have several copies when it comes out?  Ree Dragonette / Roberts Blossom / "War and the Crisis of Language"
 1968/08/19 TLSto MertonThanks for returning the rejects of my latest batch of pieces. But there's a problem we have:  title "Three Dialogues" for approved pieces for <u>Monks Pond</u> / contributors' notes / Cohen's friend Jonathan Schell - thrilled that Merton quoted him in "War and the Crisis of Language"

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