Various Positions: A Life of Leonard Cohen
Reissued with a new afterword
Leonard Cohen is back! With a #1 bestselling poetry collection, The Book of Longing, flying off bookshelves; Lian Lunson’s acclaimed documentary, Leonard Cohen: I’m Your Man, in theatres this summer (the DVD will release this fall); and the superb soundtrack in music stores everywhere, Leonard Cohen proves he is Canada’s most enduring icon. Now, in the newly reissued Various Positions, Ira Nadel peels back the many layers to reveal the man and explain the fascinating relationship between Leonard Cohen’s life and his art. This book is a remarkable and rare
look at Leonard Cohen, up close and personal.
For nearly forty years, Leonard Cohen has endured the ups and downs of an international career that has alternately identified him as the "Prince of Bummers" and Canada's most respected poet and performer. Now, author Ira Nadel brings us closer to understanding these conflicting descriptions and allows us to enter Cohen's private world. He peels back the many layers to reveal the man and explain the fascinating relationship between Cohen's life and his art.
This is a remarkable and rare look at Leonard Cohen, up close and personal.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - whyvonne - LibraryThing
Interesting mostly because Cohen's an interesting figure; I kept wishing I had his own writing with me as I read it on the plane. Good scope, but a little disjointed, and obviously written by a fan -- lacking in a critical distance that would be nice to see. Read full review
Various positions: a life of Leonard CohenUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Canadian poet/singer/songwriter Cohen has had an unconventional career, culminating in pop music stardom at the age of 54. Nadel expands on his earlier Leonard Cohen: A Life in Art (ECW Pr., 1994) and ... Read full review
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