Amateur barbarians a novel by Cohen, Robert

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Published by Scribner in New York .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Middle-aged men -- Fiction,
  • Midlife crisis -- Fiction,
  • Life change events -- Fiction

Edition Notes

Book details

StatementRobert Cohen.
GenreFiction
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3553.O4273 A8 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23192584M
ISBN 100743230361
ISBN 109780743230360
LC Control Number2009012256

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Cohen pursues those same hybrid interests in Amateur Barbarians, a tender send-up of civilization’s discontents. Though Amateur barbarians book concludes in the Horn of Africa, his fourth novel begins in fictional Carthage, a small New England college town not unlike Middlebury, Vermont, where Cohen is a professor.

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Amateur Barbarians By Robert Cohen - FictionDB. Cover art, synopsis, sequels, reviews, awards, publishing history, genres, and time period. Jul 19,  · A few weeks before, in an effort to enliven the dismal ambience of the basement, he'd taped an enormous nine-color world map, property of the Carthage Union School District, across the.

Aug 11,  · A book in which ‘commonplaces’ or passages important for reference were collected, All of the characters in Amateur Barbarians sound like literary intellectuals. Even though Teddy Hastings, the protagonist, is a middle-school principal who was a math major in college (“usually holed up in the library, or washing dishes in the dining.

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