Let Us Compare Mythologies

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Published in 1956 when he was twenty-two years old, Let Us Compare Mythologies is Leonard Cohen's first book. Long out of print, it is now available exactly as it appeared fifty years ago as one of the four hundred copies published by the McGill Poetry Series in Canada, with its original cover and illustrations by Canadian artist Freda Guttman.

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Overview

Published in 1956 when he was twenty-two years old, Let Us Compare Mythologies is Leonard Cohen's first book. Long out of print, it is now available exactly as it appeared fifty years ago as one of the four hundred copies published by the McGill Poetry Series in Canada, with its original cover and illustrations by Canadian artist Freda Guttman.

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When Leonard Cohen's Let Us Compare Mythologies was first published in 1956, its author was a 22-year-old undergraduate at McGill University. Released in an edition of just a few hundred copies, the hardcover soon disappeared from bookstore shelves and into collectors' libraries. Now, more than 50 years later, Ecco has re-released this landmark volume in a facsimile of the original edition. Cohen's first book of poems holds interest both for its intrinsic work and as a field of emerging themes.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061173752
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/29/2007
  • Edition description: Anniversar
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 765,674
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Meet the Author

Leonard Cohen was born in Montreal in 1934. He is the author of twelve books, including, most recently, the national bestseller Book of Longing, and has released seventeen albums.

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I heard of a man who says words so beautifully that if he only speaks their name women give themselves to him.

If I am dumb beside your body while silence blossoms like tumours on our lips it is because I hear a man climb stairs and clear his throat outside our door.

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