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Leonard Cohen : hallelujah : a new biography

Author: Tim Footman
Publisher: New Malden, Surrey : Chrome Dreams, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"A man of many hats, Leonard Cohen - currently in his mid seventies - is so much more than the consummate songwriter and performer most eagerly associated with his name. On top of the hugely influential music and poetry, and the shows that even now receive enormous critical acclaim, Cohen is a novelist of considerable repute, a master of dry but hilarious comedy - always ready with an amusing anecdote - and an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Leonard Cohen; Leonard Cohen; Leonard Cohen
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tim Footman
ISBN: 9781842404720 1842404725
OCLC Number: 368032631
Description: 272 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Chapter 1 I want to be the kind of hero 13 --
Chapter 2 The Montreal poem factory 20 --
Chapter 3 How many people in this city 27 --
Chapter 4 European monasteries 31 --
Chapter 5 The Spanish voices laugh 36 --
Chapter 6 On the very threshold of greatness 41 --
Chapter 7 The gargoyles of guilt 48 --
Chapter 8 He wants to trade the game he knows for shelter 55 --
Chapter 9 She gets you on her wavelength 63 --
Chapter 10 The beauty of the word 72 --
Chapter 11 A saint does not dissolve the chaos 79 --
Chapter 12 When I am on a pedestal 82 --
Chapter 13 I am only whispering 87 --
Chapter 14 Let's all get even 93 --
Chapter 15 Because it is so horrible between us 101 --
Chapter 16 My masterpiece unsigned 109 --
Chapter 17 Complain, complain, that's all you've done 116 --
Chapter 18 I ache in the places where I used to play 122 --
Chapter 19 And the mountain's going to shout amen 129 --
Chapter 20 The bad monk 139 --
Chapter 21 Live my life in Babylon 147 --
Chapter 22 Exceptionally kind in my old age 152 --
Chapter 23 It's been hell, it's been swell 157 --
Chapter 24 We're busted in the blinding lights 162.
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"A man of many hats, Leonard Cohen - currently in his mid seventies - is so much more than the consummate songwriter and performer most eagerly associated with his name. On top of the hugely influential music and poetry, and the shows that even now receive enormous critical acclaim, Cohen is a novelist of considerable repute, a master of dry but hilarious comedy - always ready with an amusing anecdote - and an explorer of his inner being, having spent five years in the 1990s at a Buddhist Monastery, meditating for up to 12 hours a day." "Authoritative but often wryly amusing, this book tells the whole Cohen story from his birth in 1934 through to his triumphant 2009 concert tour. Featuring numerous new and exclusive interviews with some of Cohen's key associates and including brand new research which reveals many previously unreported details, Leonard Cohen: Hallelujah - A New Biography will remain the standard work on the man for many years to come."--Jacket.

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