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HELEN LOUISE COHEN
Helen Louise Cohen (1882-1957) was an editor, literary critic, and educator. Educated at Barnard and Columbia, Cohen taught high school, lectured at Columbia University Extension School, and taught summer school at Johns Hopkins University in 1924 and at Pennsylvania State College in 1929. Cohen edited four collections of plays throughout the 1920s as well as a work of literary criticism, Lyric Forms From France: Their History and Their Use, in 1922. Her connection to the bookshop is likely through Christopher Morley. According to Helen McKelvey Oakley, Cohen met Morley when he spoke to a high school English class.
The dust jacket of Helen Louise Cohen's More One-Act Plays by Modern Authors (New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1927)
This dust jacket was designed by art students at Washington Irving High School, where Cohen was the head of the English department and deputy principal. Christopher Morley's one-act play Good Theatre appears in the book.