I picked up Robert Cohen's book Inspired Sleep after seeing it on an older NYT Notable Books list and also hearing about Cohen's prowess as a writer
I picked up Robert Cohen's book Inspired Sleep after seeing it on an older NYT Notable Books list and also hearing about Cohen's prowess as a writer. This book is super well written and delves into topics that affect many of us-raising a family with not a lot of help and the resulting lack of sleep it costs us. I would bet that single parents with small kids and even married couples would enjoy reading this book and get a lot out of it. The book itself is about a woman named Bonnie Saks.
Robert Cohen, Professor of English and American Literatures, is a novelist who teaches both literature and creative writing courses. His books include Amateur Barbarians, Inspired Sleep, The Here and Now, The Organ Builder, and a collection of short stories, The Varieties of Romantic Experience.
Robert Cohen is the author of three novels, The Organ Builder, The Here and Now, and Inspired Sleep. His work has been awarded a Whiting Writers’ Award, a Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Writers Award, The Ribalow Prize, and a Pushcart Prize. ore about Robert Cohen. Category: Women’s Fiction.
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His third novel, Inspired Sleep, was called a sparkling comic novel of postmodern pathologie. ore than just a brilliant book – it’s a transporting read and "a great fat multiplex of a novel, beautifully written, funny, moving, sardonic and sad, it’s a brilliantly executed indictment of ou. . ore than just a brilliant book – it’s a transporting read and "a great fat multiplex of a novel, beautifully written, funny, moving, sardonic and sad, it’s a brilliantly executed indictment of our biomechanistic age, where there’s a cure for every ache and, more importantly, an ache. A collection of stories, The Varieties of Romantic Experience, was published in 2002; his most recent novel, Amateur Barbarians, in 2009.
These days, Bonnie Saks is lucky to gets four consecutive hours of shut-eye, what with her bed-wetting young son, her unfinished doctoral thesis, her meager teaching salary, and the fact that she's pregnant by a lover about as reliable as her ex-husband.
Robert Cohen is the author of three previous novels, The Organ Builder, The Here and Now, and Inspired Sleep, and a collection of short stories.
399 pp. New York: Scribner. Because few books are as all-consuming as Robert Cohen's new novel, ''Inspired Sleep,'' which may serve to remind readers why they continue to cast their lines into the shrinking lake of contemporary fiction. Bonnie Saks of Cambridge, Mass. is a 39-year-old single mother with two sons, a pretentious, play-writing ex-husband who has decamped to Chile, and a staggering case of insomnia.
At once entertaining and philosophic, Inspired Sleep heralds a major voice in.I highly recommend this book, though, and hope Robert Cohen writes more novels.
At once entertaining and philosophic, Inspired Sleep heralds a major voice in American fiction. This intelligent novel captures early 21st century upper-middle-class dysphoria brilliantly and unsentimentally. 2001 doesn't seem long ago, but the listserv or message board transcript early in the book is a snapshot of a bygone era in online interaction.
2001) A novel by Robert Cohen. With a keen, panoramic eye, Inspired Sleep encompasses everything from the slippery evasions of love to the intricate network of commerce that binds together Wall Street, the pharmaceutical industry, and managed care. Bonnie Saks of Cambridge, Massachusetts, needs help. Her unfinished dissertation is flung across her desk. It gives us a richly satiric and exuberant portrait of millenial America - its believers, hustlers, prospering careerists, and shadow population of lost, sleepless souls - dramatizing one of the most salient questions of our times: Are antidepressant drugs an escape from or a channel to our genuine selves?