Book of Longing by Leonard Cohen

Book of Longing by Leonard Cohen

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Leonard Cohen made his name as a poet before he came to worldwide attention as a singer and songwriter. This collection of his poetry was written in Montreal, Mumbai and during his retirement in Mt Baldy.

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"Book of Longing" is Leonard Cohen's astonishing new collection of poems, the first since "Book of Mercy" was published nearly three decades ago. Leonard Cohen made his name as a poet before he came to worldwide attention as a singer and songwriter. "Book of Longing", his new collection of poetry, was twenty years in the making and written in Montreal, Mumbai and during his retirement in Mt Baldy. Enhanced by Cohen's own playful and provocative illustrations, these poems show the full range of one of the most influential and enigmatic writers of his generation. "Awe-inspiring...Cohen emerges as the wry, sensual mystic his champions have always known he was". ("Sunday Telegraph"). "Exceptional. Clear yet steamy, cosmic yet private, both playful and profound...as soulful a credo as he has ever put on paper". ("New York Times"). "Playful, colourful, erotic...brilliant and sharp as flint". ("Big Issue"). "Dazzling". ("Sunday Herald"). "The best bring an ironic, world-weary sensibility to bear on themes of ageing, sex, sensuality and spirituality". ("Financial Times"). "A fine book of poems". ("Time Out"). "Cohen maps this wasteland of the heart with humour, and sometimes anger". ("Independent"). Cohen's career began in 1956 with the publication of "Let Us Compare Mythologies", and he has since published nine books of poems, and has made numerous internationally successful recordings. In a career spanning fifty years, Leonard Cohen has become one of the western world's most popular and innovative creative artists.

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SKU GOR001250444
Title Book of Longing
Author By (author) Leonard Cohen
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
Year Published 2007
Number of Pages 240
ISBN 10 0141027568
ISBN 13 9780141027562
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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"Book of Longing" is Leonard Cohen's astonishing new collection of poems, the first since "Book of Mercy" was published nearly three decades ago. Leonard Cohen made his name as a poet before he came to worldwide attention as a singer and songwriter. "Book of Longing", his new collection of poetry, was twenty years in the making and written in Montreal, Mumbai and during his retirement in Mt Baldy. Enhanced by Cohen's own playful and provocative illustrations, these poems show the full range of one of the most influential and enigmatic writers of his generation. "Awe-inspiring...Cohen emerges as the wry, sensual mystic his champions have always known he was". ("Sunday Telegraph"). "Exceptional. Clear yet steamy, cosmic yet private, both playful and profound...as soulful a credo as he has ever put on paper". ("New York Times"). "Playful, colourful, erotic...brilliant and sharp as flint". ("Big Issue"). "Dazzling". ("Sunday Herald"). "The best bring an ironic, world-weary sensibility to bear on themes of ageing, sex, sensuality and spirituality". ("Financial Times"). "A fine book of poems". ("Time Out"). "Cohen maps this wasteland of the heart with humour, and sometimes anger". ("Independent"). Cohen's career began in 1956 with the publication of "Let Us Compare Mythologies", and he has since published nine books of poems, and has made numerous internationally successful recordings. In a career spanning fifty years, Leonard Cohen has become one of the western world's most popular and innovative creative artists.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR001250444
Title Book of Longing
Author By (author) Leonard Cohen
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
Year Published 2007
Number of Pages 240
ISBN 10 0141027568
ISBN 13 9780141027562
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No