Paula Marantz Cohen

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Paula Marantz Cohen, Distinguished Professor of English, received her BA in English and French from Yale University and her Ph.D. in English from Columbia University. She is the author of seven books and numerous essays on literature, film, and culture.

Her most recent academic book, Silent Film and the Triumph of the American Myth (Oxford UP), was selected as a Choice Outstanding Book for 2003. Her first novel, Jane Austen in Boca (St. Martin's Press), was a Literary Guild/Book of the Month Club Featured Alternate and a Page-Turner of the Week in People Magazine.

She has articles and stories in many journals, including Yale Review, Boulevard, Iowa Review, Raritan, The American Scholar, and The Hudson Review. She is the Co-Editor of the Jou
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“He doesn't understand that books don't get used up. I've tried to explain that they aren't like clothes or furniture - that we keep them because we might want to read them again. And because they remind us of how we felt when we read them.”
Paula Marantz Cohen from "Jane Austen in Scarsdale"

“It is in our nature to enjoy atrocity so long as it continues to shock and remains comfortably removed from our own lives.”
Paula Marantz Cohen, What Alice Knew: A Most Curious Tale of Henry James & Jack the Ripper

“What we find to love or to hate comes to us as a substitute for something else.”
Paula Marantz Cohen, What Alice Knew: A Most Curious Tale of Henry James & Jack the Ripper

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