Book of Longing

Book of Longing

Book - 2006
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Publisher: Toronto : McClelland & Stewart ; New York : Ecco 35/HarperCollins, c2006.
ISBN: 9780771022340
9780061125584
0771022344
006112558X
Characteristics: 231 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.

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SEELOCHAN BEHARRY
Apr 13, 2017

I thoroughly enjoyed this work over a few evenings. Some poems were read and re-read. Cohen's humor and poetical insights are beautifully illustrated. One gets his humanity coming vividly across from his words and art. It shows his genius of showing ordinary events and things having impacts on our lives and destinies. Beautiful work.

Seelochan Beharry
Author of "The Prehistories of Baseball"

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callig
Dec 19, 2015

This book reviews itself. No really: one of its poems includes this comment on itself, "this odd collection of jazz riffs, pop-art jokes, religious kitsch and muffled prayer".
It's not great poetry- but Cohen himself admits it. People dismiss his honesty as becoming self-deprecation.
But damn, he's a past master of irony:
"I never got the girl,
I never got rich,
follow me."
A very canadian minor poet.

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meaganpeters4
Apr 09, 2010

Leonard Cohen is a genious and his poetry is moving and often very funny!

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