The Song of Leonard Cohen

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The Song of Leonard Cohen is based on the documentary film Harry Rasky made in 1979, broadcast numerous times on CBC television, Arts & Entertainment, PBS and shown at many film festivals around the world. It is now considered to be one of the best and most intimate portraits of Leonard Cohen. Harry Rasky edited the texts taken from the film and added numerous notes and other personal reminiscences from his long-standing friendship with Leonard Cohen, an intimate friendship that lasted over three decades. The...

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The Song of Leonard Cohen: A Portrait of a Poet, a Friendship and a Film

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Overview

The Song of Leonard Cohen is based on the documentary film Harry Rasky made in 1979, broadcast numerous times on CBC television, Arts & Entertainment, PBS and shown at many film festivals around the world. It is now considered to be one of the best and most intimate portraits of Leonard Cohen. Harry Rasky edited the texts taken from the film and added numerous notes and other personal reminiscences from his long-standing friendship with Leonard Cohen, an intimate friendship that lasted over three decades. The Song of Leonard Cohen also includes many rare photos of Leonard Cohen in Montreal and includes extensive commentary by Leonard Cohen himself on his own poetry and songs. No other book about Leonard Cohen gets so close to the man, his city, his poems and songs, his friends, his background, the many original influences

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  • ISBN-13: 9780889629158
  • Publisher: Mosaic Press NY
  • Publication date: 12/1/2010
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 170
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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Harry Rasky was one of Canada's most renowned documentary film makers. He was nominated for two Oscars and six Emmy Awards. The Association of Canadian Television and Radio Artists awarded him the Lifetime Achievement Award. Rasky is also the author of Tennessee Williams: A Portrait in Laughter and Lamentation (Mosaic Press 1986, reprinted in 2000, ISBN 978-0-88962-703-7), and his autobiography, The Three Harrys, (Mosaic Press, 1999, ISBN 978-088962-700-2). Harry Rasky died in 2007 at the age of 78.

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