Book of Longing

ISBN-10: 006112561X

ISBN-13: 9780061125614

Edition: N/A

Authors: Leonard Cohen

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Leonard Cohen wrote the poems in Book of Longing-his first book of poetry in more than twenty years-during his five-year stay at a Zen monastery on Southern California's Mount Baldy, and in Los Angeles, Montreal, and Mumbai. This dazzling collection is enhanced by the author's playful and provocative drawings, which interact in exciting, unexpected ways on the page with poetry that is timeless, meditative, and often darkly humorous. An international sensation, Book of Longing contains all the elements that have brought Cohen's artistry with language worldwide recognition.
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Book details

List price: $13.99
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 5/29/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.726

Leonard Cohen is a Canadian singer-songwriter, musician, poet and novelist. His first book of poetry, 'Let Us Compare Mythologies', was published in 1956 and his first novel, the semi-autobiographical 'The Favourite Game', in 1963. Cohen has recorded numerous albums and published several books of poetry and an experimental novel, 'Beautiful Losers' (1966). Cohen lives in Montreal, Canada.

Irving And Me At The Hospital
He stood up for Nietzsche
I stood up for Christ
He stood up for victory
I stood up for less
I loved to read his verses
He loved to hear my song
We never had much interest
In who was right or wrong
His boxer's hands were shaking
He struggled with his pipe
Imperial Tobacco
Which I helped him light
Kitchen Table
The same useless thoughts arise but no one claims them - Loneliness seizes the frame and shakes away hope but no one is hopeless no one is lonely - The intricate preparations for the next moment direct you to read this now - Surrendered to the One who placed me here I sit at the very table where these songs began some forty years ago - busy as a bee in the solitude - Hydra, 1999
From the Hardcover edition.
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