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I'm your man : the life of Leonard Cohen

Author: Sylvie Simmons
Publisher: New York : Ecco, [2012]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Leonard Cohen; Leonard Cohen; Leonard Cohen; Leonard Cohen
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sylvie Simmons
ISBN: 9780061994982 0061994987
OCLC Number: 703205834
Notes: Includes index.
Description: vi, 570 pages, 16 unnumered pages of plates ; 24 cm
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: Sylvie Simmons.

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Explores various 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  Read more...
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"Cohen gets the music biography he truly deserves (5 stars)." Mojo "The year's most meticulous, elegant and satisfying rock book." -- Ben Thompson Independent "Simmons' clear affection for her Read more...

 
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