Book Of Longing

Hardcover | May 31, 2006

byLeonard Cohen

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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.

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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 M...

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 deca...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:231 pages, 8.84 × 5.88 × 0.9 inPublished:May 31, 2006Publisher:EccoLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:006112558X

ISBN - 13:9780061125584

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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.
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