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I'm your man : the life of Leonard Cohen

In this biography the author explores the facets of Cohen's life from his early childhood in Montreal, to his entree into the worlds of literature and music, his immersion in Jewish culture, obsession with Christian imagery, and deep commitment to Buddhist detachment, including the five years he spent at a monastery outside of Los Angeles and his ordainment as a Rinzai Zen Buddhist Monk. The author draws on research that includes Cohen's personal archives and more than one hundred exclusive interviews with those closest to Cohen, from his lovers, friends, monks, professors, rabbis, and fellow musicians to his muses, including Rebecca DeMornay, Marianne Ihlen, Suzanne Elrod, and Suzanne Verdal
Print Book, English, 2012
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Ecco, New York, 2012
vi, 570 pages, 16 unnumered pages of plates ; 24 cm
9780061994982, 0061994987
Born in a suit
House of women
Twenty thousand verses
I had begun to shout
A man who speaks with a tongue of gold
Enough of fallen heroes
Please find me, I am almost 30
A long time shaving
How to court a lady
The dust of a long sleepless night
The tao of cowboy
O make me a mask
The veins stand out like highways
A shield against the enemy
I love you, Leonard
A sacred kind of conversation
The hallelujah of the orgasm
The places where I used to play
Jeremiah in Tin Pan alley
From this broken hill
Love and theft
Taxes, children, lost pussy
The future of rock 'n' roll
Here I stand, I'm your man
A manual for living with defeat
Includes index