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Nathan Cohen

The Making of a Critic

By Wayne Edmonstone

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Series: Goodread Biographies

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For twenty years, Nathan Cohen was the critic of theatre and entertainment in Canada. But he was far more than a critic: he was a one-man torrent of energy, enthusiasm, and activity devoted to the development of a Canadian cultural life that would be the equal of any country in the world.
Cohen was born in Cape Breton, and grew up as an outsider. When CBC Radio gave him a national audience--and Fighting Words, a program to host--Cohen tangled with the world's theatre greats. He mingled with the stars and demanded the highest standards of everyone, from local amateurs to Laurence Olivier and Richard Burton. A demon for work, dogged by ill health, Cohen died in 1971 at the early age of 47.
Based directly on Cohen's work, his clippings files and radio scripts, Nathan Cohen: The Making of a Critic is a rediscovery of a man who made the most of life, and who framed a vision of what this country could achieve in the arts.

"How did we ever produce such a giant?"

- Gina Mallet Toronto Star

"A man of vision, prophecy, and insight."

- Ottawa Revue

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 286 pages
Publication Date: 1st January 1983
ISBN: 9780887801082
Format: 7in x 4.25in

BISAC Code:  BIO007000, LIT004080
Imprint: Goodread Biography


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