One of the best-known experimental novels of the 1960s,Beautiful Losersis Cohen’s most defiant and uninhibited work. The novel centres upon the hapless members of a love triangle united by their sexual obsessions and by their fascination with Catherine Tekakwitha, the 17th-century Mohawk saint. By turns vulgar, rhapsodic, and viciously witty,Beautiful Losersexplores each character’s attainment of a state of self-abandonment, in which the sensualist cannot be distinguished from the saint.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - gypsysmom - LibraryThing
I may never be able to enjoy Leonard Cohen's music again after reading this book. I would like to think that, since it was written in 1966, he has matured since then. However, I just read a review of ... Read full review
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A strange and difficult book, I confess that oftentimes I didn't really know what I was reading about in Beautiful Losers. Perhaps this is my fault, but it is certainly not a book that is easy to ... Read full review