Book of Mercy

Book of Mercy

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by Leonard Cohen
     
 

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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,…  See more details below

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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.
 


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"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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780771021626
Publisher:
McClelland & Stewart Ltd.
Publication date:
03/02/2010
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
248,658
File size:
2 MB

Meet 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.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Book of Mercy 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If there are a couple of books in this life besides the Bible that you should read in order to reach self-enlightenment, this one is another one. Leonard Cohen truly is a descendant from Aaron and a modern-day prophet, where we need prophets and he shows us the Light of God and of Evil, of love and of hate and pretty much any theme you can think of. Many excellent quotes I which I could share, but I am going to keep them to myself! Read for yourself!
Guest More than 1 year ago
If the central truth of life is loneliness, then this is the book of experience. How one finds oneself in bleak acceptance of Divine love. As solitary man encounters the Creator, all becomes possible. Failure follows pride, and ends in filth and despair. But the book is about mercy, not about justice, and how to cloak oneself in a return to the first Word, the name written on the chaos. Life is broken, but a spark can remain to be shared, protected in the slim possibility of communion. This book will read itself into the night, with or without you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago