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An interesting concept but generally disappointing. I missed the flow that would have kept my interest since I very much like the characters the author chose to write about.Published 23 months ago by audiophile
Rachel Cohen's A Chance Meeting: Intertwined Lives of American Writers and Artists is an excellent time line of how writers and artists, at least those she likes, have gotten... Read morePublished on May 18, 2014 by Kevin
I don't think I've ever read a more satisfying book. "A Chance Meeting" offers original, thoughtful, and solid perspectives on the cultural history of the twentieth century. Read morePublished on October 9, 2013 by Audrey from Philly
Each chapter tells a story of artists interacting with one another. The book is a great look at the cross-pollination of ideas in the American artistic community. Read morePublished on April 1, 2011 by Angela Barto
If you have even the slightest curiosity of the lives of famous American writers, poets, artists, or otherwise cultural icons--this book is for you. Read morePublished on June 14, 2010 by G. Donahue
Much like her narrative, Cohen's eyes draw the reader into her own world from the surface of her dustjacket. And what is that world? Read morePublished on January 19, 2007 by D. Rubel
Rachel Cohen's A Chance Meeting: Intertwined Lives of American Writers and Artists 1854-1967 is an exceptional work of literary detection and interpretation. Read morePublished on November 11, 2005 by David Keymer
This is a collection of essays about the private lives of important American authors and artists. Cohen's essays are based almost entirely on secondary works and begin with 19th... Read morePublished on June 23, 2004 by Charles J. Rector
A CHANCE MEETING, divided into into 36 short chapters, contains stories of the relationships between noted writers and artists from just before the Civil War to the late 1960s. Read morePublished on April 18, 2004 by Simon Crowe