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"Joshua Cohen has created a visionary novel that's terrifying and heartbreaking and humbling in its luminous brilliance. for my part, it firmly areas the writer at the related point as Kafka."—Michael Disend, writer of Stomping the Goyim

"The concept that there are a number of heavens, correct ones and mistaken ones, white ones and black ones, is driven to its fantastical limits through Brooklyn author Joshua Cohen in his dream-world novel of the afterlife. . . . Heaven is a not easy yet worthwhile learn on thematic and formal levels."—The Brooklyn Rail

"A breathless flight of managed delirium, an exquisitely blasphemous travel of an afterlife the place earth's dominion, in all its terror and glory, trumps the wonderful and overturns the realm to return. . . . It's a courageous booklet that are meant to earn its younger writer the reader's profound and enduring admiration."—Steve Stern, writer of The Frozen Rabbi

When a ten-year-old Jewish boy is exploded on a Jerusalem road via a ten-year-old Palestinian boy, he wakes up in a heaven not anyone in his culture ready him for, a heaven of others. Joshua Cohen's novel stands on the crossroads of a conflicted urban and wordplay that either celebrates and dismantles culture.

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The World of Anglo-Saxon England 23 But if the genealogical information encoded in the Alfredian common core to the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle offers one kind of clue to Alfred’s perspective, it is also evident that as the fourth of four sons of Æthelwulf to inherit his throne, he could look back on the tumultuous and embattled days of his early life and the early deaths of his brothers from the relative tranquillity of the 990s, and consider himself truly blessed. Nor did he downplay the martial achievements of his father and elder brothers, as is clear from the entry for 851 in the A-version of the Chronicle (Bately 1986): Her Ceorl aldormon gefeaht wiþ hæþene men mid Defenascire æt Wicganbeorge, & þær micel wæl geslogon, & sige namon; & þy ilcan geare Æþelstan cyning, & Ealchere dux micelne here ofslogon æt Sondwic on Cent.

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