Book of Longing by Leonard Cohen audiobook

Book of Longing

By Leonard Cohen
Read by Leonard Cohen

HarperAudio, HarperCollins 9780061125584
3.21 Hours Unabridged
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“Book of Longing has exceptional range. It is clear yet steamy, cosmic yet private, both playful and profound.”—New York Times Leonard Cohen wrote the poems in Book of Longing—his first book of poetry in more than twenty years after 1984's Book of Mercy—during his five-year stay at a Zen monastery on Southern California's Mount Baldy, and in Los Angeles, Montreal, and Mumbai. This dazzling collection is enhanced by the author's playful and provocative drawings, which interact in exciting, unexpected ways on the page with poetry that is timeless, meditative, and often darkly humorous. An international sensation, Book of Longing contains all the elements that have brought Cohen's artistry with language worldwide recognition.

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Book of Longing has exceptional range. It is clear yet steamy, cosmic yet private, both playful and profound.”—New York Times

Leonard Cohen wrote the poems in Book of Longing—his first book of poetry in more than twenty years after 1984's Book of Mercy—during his five-year stay at a Zen monastery on Southern California's Mount Baldy, and in Los Angeles, Montreal, and Mumbai. This dazzling collection is enhanced by the author's playful and provocative drawings, which interact in exciting, unexpected ways on the page with poetry that is timeless, meditative, and often darkly humorous.

An international sensation, Book of Longing contains all the elements that have brought Cohen's artistry with language worldwide recognition.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Leonard Cohen, narrating his audiobook of poems, provides listeners an opportunity to hear his unique intonation and pensive tone once more. First published in 2006, this collection features Cohen’s thoughts and observations on sexual desire, getting older, and finding the truths in his everyday movements. Throughout, Cohen’s voice resonates with intimacy. He notes the beauty of the moon in a passing moment; he finds himself musing on life while driving on a California highway; he feels unabated longing for the women in his life. Cohen’s recitation reflects the style in which he approached his music. Cohen fans, especially those mourning his recent death, will find this audiobook an extension of his music, with Cohen focusing us on his gentle rhythms and bleak honesty. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“Alive and contradictory…You should read the whole volume.” LA Weekly
“The melancholy Cohen displays both a surface humility and an underlying self-confidence as he reflects on women, Zen doctrine, his own advancing age, and the legacy of the ‘60s. Many poems feel like his song lyrics.” Publishers Weekly

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Author Bio: Leonard Cohen

Author Bio: Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen (1934–2016), a Canadian singer-songwriter, poet, and novelist, published two novels and eleven books of poetry and released fourteen studio albums. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008, received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010, and was awarded the Glenn Gould Prize in 2011.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Poetry
Runtime: 3.21
Audience: Adult
Language: English