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Host: London Review Bookshop
Location: 14 Bury Place London WC1A 2JL
Speaker: Joshua Cohen, Brian Dillon
Joshua Cohen was born in New Jersey in 1980 and is the author of five works of fiction. Of one of them, Witz, the LRB’s Christian Lorentzen wrote (in the New York Observer) ‘[It is] the sort of postmodern epic that arrives like a comet about once every decade, like Infinite Jest or Gravity’s Rainbow.’ In Attention! a (short) history (Notting Hill Editions) he turns his shrewdly attentive gaze on attention itself: what it has been, what it is now, how we pay it, and how it can be earned or won. Leibniz, the Bible, the James brothers, psychometrics and Classical myth collide in a dazzling exploration of looking at and seeing through. Joshua will be in conversation with Brian Dillon, another writer for whom looking and seeing are important subjects. He is a prolific commentator on culture and the arts, the author of several works of fiction and non-fiction, and is currently UK editor of the quarterly journal Cabinet.More Information