Morton N. Cohen

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Morton Norton Cohen (born 27 February 1921)[1] is an American author and scholar, and Professor Emeritus of the City University of New York. He is best known for extensive studies of children's author Lewis Carroll including the 1995 biography Lewis Carroll: A Biography.[2][3][4]

Cohen was born in Calgary, Canada, and grew on the North Shore of Boston. He has taught English at West Virginia University, Syracuse University, Rutgers University and the City College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Among his dedicated work on Charles Dodgson, he has also produced studies on Henry Rider Haggard, Rudyard Kipling and other Victorian subjects, as well as children's literature, travel articles and fiction. He was elected a member of the Royal Society of Literature in 1996.[1] The Modern Language Association set up the biennially Morton N. Cohen Award for a Distinguished Edition of Letters in his name in 1989. The first award was given in 1991.[5] Under the terms of the award, the "winning collection will be one that provides readers with a clear, accurate, and readable text; necessary background information; and succinct and eloquent introductory material and annotations. The edited collection should be in itself a work of literature."[6][7]

Selected works[edit]

  • Cohen, Morton N. Reflections in a Looking Glass: A Centennial Celebration of Lewis Carroll, Photographer, New York: Aperture, 1998. Print.
  • Cohen, Morton N. Lewis Carroll: A Biography, London: Macmillan, 1995. Print.
  • Cohen, Morton N., ed. Lewis Carroll: Interviews and Recollections, Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 1989. Print.
  • Cohen, Morton N., and Anita Gandolfo, eds. Lewis Carroll and the House of Macmillan, Cambridge, London, New York: Cambridge University Press, 1987. Print.
  • Cohen, Morton N., ed. The Selected Letters of Lewis Carroll, London: Papermac, 1996. Print. (First published 1982 by Macmillan.)

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