Originally published in 1967, Marvin Cohen’s debut The Self-Devoted Friend has had a rebirth. Tough Poets Press has resurrected a now, out-of-print gem of the literary world with a new introduction from the author himself.
The Self-Devoted Friend is a totally original book. Drifting from normality to abnormality; it is funny, warm, surreal, beautifully absurd and totally dysfunctional in the best way possible.
It is a series of dialogues between the author and his friend; the latter being his “other self”, constantly chattering on every subject imaginable. It is a fantastically entertaining read, it allows the reader to languish in the linguistic feats that Marvin Cohen cooks up for us.
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