Mark Cohen is a cultural critic and lecturer living in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is the author of numerous articles on Jewish American literature and popular culture and of the book Last Century of a Sephardic Community: The Jews of Monastir, 1839a "1943.
Nobody else wrote about status-envy and disgruntlement with the
same level of honesty.--Los Angeles Times
Seymour Krim? Never heard of him? Start by reading this book cover to cover. If you know Seymour Krim, this collection of 'pieces, ' a compendium of his grand kvetches, will remind you of a true indispensable American individual.--American Book Review
The mere presence of this book makes me happy, let alone Mark Cohen's sympathetic editing and introductions. Krim has been out of print for too long.--The Forward
There is the series of remarkably penetrating essays, written out of Krim's own experience, on what it meant, in the '50s, to be a white boy prowling Harlem for sex and music. Today, these pieces are as wise and moving as they were on the day they were written.--Bookforum