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A ballet of lepers : a novel and stories

Cohen, Leonard, 1934-20162022
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Before the celebrated late-career world tours, before the Grammy awards, before the chart-topping albums, before 'Hallelujah' and 'So Long, Marianne' and 'Famous Blue Raincoat', the young Leonard Cohen wrote poetry and fiction and yearned for literary stardom. In this book, readers will discover that the magic that animated Cohen's unforgettable body of work was present from the very beginning. Written between 1956 in Montreal, just as Cohen was publishing his first poetry collection, and 1961, when he'd settled on Greece's Hydra island, the pieces in this collection offer startling insight into Cohen's imagination and creative process, and explore themes that would permeate his later work, from shame and unworthiness to sexual desire to longing, whether for love, family, freedom or transcendence.
Main title:
Imprint:
Edinburgh : Canongate, 2022.
Collation:
272 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN:
9781838852931 (hbk)
Dewey class:
813.54F
LC class:
PR9199.3.C57
Local class:
FT
Language:
English
BRN:
3160536
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