Book of Longing
Publish date: April 25th 2006
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
As a fan of Leonard Cohen's music, I would like to be able to rate his poetry higher. I am of the opinion that he is one of the best songwriters of his generation, however (keep in mind that this is the first book of poems by him I have read) I found this to be an overall weak and bloated collection...
Leonard Cohen, Book of Longing (London: Penguin Books, 2007), 232pp "Better than poetry / is my poetry / which refers / to everything / that is beautiful and / dignified, but is / neither of these itself." -- 'Better' (pg. 11)I don't usually read poetry and so I'm a bit unsure how to review it, bu...
I love Leonard Cohen, but this didn't bowl me over.
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