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Cohen, Matt

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Working name of Canadian author Matthew Cohen (1942-1999), best known for short stories and novels set among disturbed urban dwellers in contemporary Ontario. Too Bad Galahad (1972 chap), however, is an Arthurian Fabulation, and several of the stories assembled in Columbus and the Fat Lady, and Other Stories (coll 1972) and Night Flights: Stories New and Selected (coll 1978) contain fantasy. The Colours of War (1977) is a Near-Future tale of civil strife for which the Ontario countryside serves as a not ungrim backdrop. [JC]

Matthew Cohen

born Kingston, Ontario: 30 December 1942

died Toronto, Ontario: 2 December 1999



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