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Book Of Longing

by Leonard Cohen

Ecco | May 31, 2006 | Hardcover

Book Of Longing is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 5.
Internationally celebrated for his writing and his music, Leonard Cohen is one of the legendary writers, performers, and most consistently daring artists of our time. "Book of Longing" is his dazzling new collection of poetry -- twenty years in the making -- written on southern California''s Mount Baldy and in Los Angeles, Montreal, and Mumbai. Following his highly acclaimed 1984 publication, "Book of Mercy," and containing Cohen''s own playful and provocative line drawings, "Book of Longing" brings together all the elements that have elevated Leonard Cohen''s artistry to worldwide recognition.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 231 pages, 8.84 × 5.88 × 0.9 in

Published: May 31, 2006

Publisher: Ecco

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 006112558X

ISBN - 13: 9780061125584

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Floored me I'm not a fan of poetry, but somehow I took a huge leap here by buying Cohen's Book of Longing before I'd even cracked the cover. His work--astounding. Nothing short of breathtaking. His comprehension and fusion of language is impressive--you really have to just experience this, he doesn't let you down.
Date published: 2008-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Genius Only Leonard Cohen can maintain his world-class status as an artist, philosopher, poet, singer, song-writer, arranger, producer and eternally a magnet for ladies of all ages. One can only hope that this book will be followed by song.
Date published: 2006-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sensual This book was amazing. Leonard is as usual sensual, descriptive and humorous. I loved it.
Date published: 2006-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from im sorry - but not to you i must admit - i haven't finished reading it... but it seems to me that this is a very different cohen than we're used to. fortunately, not different enough, because it is beautiful as his other books - although perhaps in a different way. this one seems more about the forgetful, self-deceiving aspects of ideal romantic love, in contrast with what seemed to me more accurate, true representations of real relationships (in previous books). i would highly reccomend this book to all cohen fans (although if you're a fan, you already have it...)
Date published: 2006-06-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved it I thoroughly enjoyed his poetry (as always!) and the little illustrations were nice touch too. I'm sorry to hear Mr. Cohen had to come out of retirement, but at the same time I am awfully glad this book got published. Any Leonard Cohen fan will find this a pleasure to read.
Date published: 2006-05-31

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Book Of Longing

by Leonard Cohen

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 231 pages, 8.84 × 5.88 × 0.9 in

Published: May 31, 2006

Publisher: Ecco

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 006112558X

ISBN - 13: 9780061125584

From the Publisher

Internationally celebrated for his writing and his music, Leonard Cohen is one of the legendary writers, performers, and most consistently daring artists of our time. "Book of Longing" is his dazzling new collection of poetry -- twenty years in the making -- written on southern California''s Mount Baldy and in Los Angeles, Montreal, and Mumbai. Following his highly acclaimed 1984 publication, "Book of Mercy," and containing Cohen''s own playful and provocative line drawings, "Book of Longing" brings together all the elements that have elevated Leonard Cohen''s artistry to worldwide recognition.

About the Author

Leonard Cohen was born and raised in the affluent Westmount district of Montreal and graduated from McGill University in 1955. For a short time, Cohen attended graduate school at Columbia. Throughout the 1960s, Cohen's verse, both as song and poetry, became extremely popular. His "Suzanne" was one of the most-recorded songs of the decade. Always a poet whose work reflected the attitudes of society's nonconformists, Cohen successively identified with the Beat Generation of the 1950s, the rhetoricians of protest of the mid-1960s, and the more meditative disillusionment of the 1970s. Cohen's best-known work, Beautiful Losers (1966), is a dazzling novel that is an abstraction of all searches for a lost innocence. In Death of a Lady's Man (1978), one of Cohen's collections of poetry, his preoccupation with the duality of beauty and decadence is once again explored.