Death of a Lady's Man: A Collection of Poetry and Prose

Death of a Lady's Man: A Collection of Poetry and Prose

by Leonard Cohen
     
 

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A collection of poetry and prose interspersed with lyrics, discursive passages, and diary extracts from the legendary Canadian songwriter-poet
 
First published in 1978, the theme of this insightful and moving poetry collection is love with all its dilemmas. It is largely autobiographical in tone, offering the reader insights into

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A collection of poetry and prose interspersed with lyrics, discursive passages, and diary extracts from the legendary Canadian songwriter-poet
 
First published in 1978, the theme of this insightful and moving poetry collection is love with all its dilemmas. It is largely autobiographical in tone, offering the reader insights into Cohen's private world. From the 1950s and 1960s onward, Cohen's mournful, thought-provoking lyrics and poems have formed the backdrop to the musings of generations; this reissue, following on the huge success of his 2009 concerts, extends the experience to yet more new readers.

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"A pure and profane pleasure."  —Record Collector

"Brilliant, explosive, a fountain of talent . . . James Joyce is not dead . . . he lives under the name of Cohen . . . writing from the point of view of Henry Miller."  —Boston Herald on Beautiful Losers

"Book of Longing has exceptional range. It is clear yet steamy, cosmic yet private, both playful and profound."  —New York Times on Book of Longing

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780233003009
Publisher:
Deutsch, Andre
Publication date:
05/01/2011
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
1,247,172
Product dimensions:
8.58(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.98(d)

Meet the Author

Leonard Cohen published his first book of poetry in 1956, followed by nine others over the years. He turned to music in the 1960s, creating numerous albums, earning a classification by Lou Reed as of the "highest and most influential echelon of songwriters," and earning a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010. He is the author of Beautiful Losers, Book of Longing, and Let Us Compare Mythologies. He lives in Los Angeles and Montreal.

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