Buttercups and So Forth
by Robert G. Cohn

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"The fascinating history of a twentieth-century intellectual, beautifully rendered." Maclin Bocock

"Robert Greer Cohn's rich and lively autobiography has a tome of absolute authenticity and exceptional grace of style." Albert Guerard

"Robert Greer Cohn's memoir of his first thiry years tells a story in many ways unusual, and does so with the 'unassuming veracity' that he ascribes to one of the persons of his tale... its memories come to us as they came to him, tinged with the delight of salvage and full of the chance and oddity of authentic life." Richard Wilbur

About the Author

Robert%20Cohn-low.jpgRobert Greer Cohn is best known for his lifetime work on Mallarmé. Michael Deguy referred to him as the "posthumous Mallarmé." Julia Kristeva, in an article subtitled "Hommage à R. G. Cohn" called him "Mallarmé's accomplice." Many major writers echoed these sentiments: Herman Broch, Giuseppe Ungaretti, Richard Wilbur, Philippe Sollers... His The Poetry of Rimbaud was deemed by Henri Peyre to be "perhaps the best study [of the poet] in any language." He was the founding editor of Yale French Studies and the author of sixteen books, a two-time Guggenheim fellow; he is professor emeritus of French at Stanford University. Click here to visit Robert G. Cohn's Web site.

 

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