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Book Of Mercy

by Leonard Cohen

McClelland & Stewart | March 2, 2010 | Trade Paperback

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Popular since its original publication more than 25 years ago, Leonard Cohen''s classic book of contemporary psalms is now beautifully repackaged.
 
Internationally celebrated for his writing and his music, Leonard Cohen is revered as one of the great writers, performers, and most consistently daring artists of our time. Now beautifully repackaged, the poems in Book of Mercy brim with praise, despair, anger, doubt and trust. Speaking from the heart of the modern world, yet in tones that resonate with an older devotional tradition, these verses give voice to our deepest, most powerful intuitions.
 

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 112 pages, 3.23 × 2.11 × 0.11 in

Published: March 2, 2010

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0771021879

ISBN - 13: 9780771021879

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Book Of Mercy

by Leonard Cohen

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 112 pages, 3.23 × 2.11 × 0.11 in

Published: March 2, 2010

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0771021879

ISBN - 13: 9780771021879

About the Book

One of the best-known experimental novels of the 1960s, "Beautiful Losers" is Cohen's most defiant and uninhibited work. The novel centres upon the hapless members of a love triangle united by their sexual obsessions and by their fascination with Catherine Tekakwitha, the 17th-century Mohawk saint.
By turns vulgar, rhapsodic, and viciously witty, "Beautiful Losers" explores each character's attainment of a state of self-abandonment, in which the sensualist cannot be distinguished from the saint.

From the Publisher

Popular since its original publication more than 25 years ago, Leonard Cohen''s classic book of contemporary psalms is now beautifully repackaged.
 
Internationally celebrated for his writing and his music, Leonard Cohen is revered as one of the great writers, performers, and most consistently daring artists of our time. Now beautifully repackaged, the poems in Book of Mercy brim with praise, despair, anger, doubt and trust. Speaking from the heart of the modern world, yet in tones that resonate with an older devotional tradition, these verses give voice to our deepest, most powerful intuitions.
 

From the Jacket

"An eloquent victory of the human spirit in combat with itself."
- Globe and Mail 

"One of the most honest and courageous attempts in Canadian writing to grapple with ultimate truth."
- Books in Canada

About the Author

LEONARD COHEN''s artistic career began with the publication of Let Us Compare Mythologies. Since then, he has published twelve books, including two novels, The Favourite Game and Beautiful Losers, and, most recently, Stranger Music: Selected Poems and Songs and the #1 national bestseller Book of Longing. He has made eighteen albums, the latest being Live in London. Numerous tribute albums, in many languages, have celebrated his songs.

Editorial Reviews

"An eloquent victory of the human spirit in combat with itself."
- Globe and Mail 

"One of the most honest and courageous attempts in Canadian writing to grapple with ultimate truth."
- Books in Canada
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