The Flame by Leonard Cohen audiobook

The Flame: Poems Notebooks Lyrics Drawings

By Leonard Cohen
Edited by Robert Faggen  and Alexandra Pleshoyano
Read by various narrators

Macmillan Audio 9780374156060
4.58 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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This program is read by Margaret Atwood, Rodney Crowell, John Doe, Jim Fletcher, Ari Fliakos, Maggie Hoffman, Ross Marquand, Will Patton, Seth Rogen, Michael Shannon, and Neela Vaswani. The Flame is the final collection of the seminal musician and poet, which he was determined to complete before his death. Just weeks before his death in late 2016, Leonard Cohen told The New Yorker that he was ready for the end to come. He just wanted enough time to put his last book in order. Fortunately, that time was granted. The Flame is Cohen’s eloquent farewell, a valedictory collection of lyrics and poems that maps his singular creative journey. As noted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s citation, “For six decades, Leonard Cohen revealed his soul to the world through poetry and song—his deep and timeless humanity touching our very core.” In addition to new poems about war, desire, regrets, lamb chops, and hummingbirds, and lyrics from his last three albums, including the chart-topping “You Want It Darker,” The Flame includes carefully selected excerpts from Cohen’s voluminous notebooks, which he kept faithfully over the years. Listeners will hear about the subjects that have always preoccupied Cohen: the dimensions of love, the secret code of existence, and the hope for transcendence in a broken world. In the words of Cohen’s longtime manager and friend, Robert Kory, The Flame “reveals to all the intensity of his inner fire” to the end.

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Summary

Summary

New York Times bestseller

A Financial Times Best Book of the Year

A London Daily Mail Best Book of the Year

A 2019 Audie Award Finalist for Best Narration in Short Stories/Collections

An O O Magazine Pick for Fall

A Time Magazine Pick for Fall

An Esquire pick for Fall

A Vogue Best Book of Autumn

A Vanity Fair Magazine Pick for Fall

This program is read by Margaret Atwood, Rodney Crowell, John Doe, Jim Fletcher, Ari Fliakos, Maggie Hoffman, Ross Marquand, Will Patton, Seth Rogen, Michael Shannon, and Neela Vaswani.

The Flame is the final collection of the seminal musician and poet, which he was determined to complete before his death.

Just weeks before his death in late 2016, Leonard Cohen told The New Yorker that he was ready for the end to come. He just wanted enough time to put his last book in order. Fortunately, that time was granted. The Flame is Cohen’s eloquent farewell, a valedictory collection of lyrics and poems that maps his singular creative journey. As noted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s citation, “For six decades, Leonard Cohen revealed his soul to the world through poetry and song—his deep and timeless humanity touching our very core.”

In addition to new poems about war, desire, regrets, lamb chops, and hummingbirds, and lyrics from his last three albums, including the chart-topping “You Want It Darker,” The Flame includes carefully selected excerpts from Cohen’s voluminous notebooks, which he kept faithfully over the years. Listeners will hear about the subjects that have always preoccupied Cohen: the dimensions of love, the secret code of existence, and the hope for transcendence in a broken world.

In the words of Cohen’s longtime manager and friend, Robert Kory, The Flame “reveals to all the intensity of his inner fire” to the end.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Cohen’s final volume shows his poetic soul. If you know the man only because of Hallelujah or Suzanne, pick up The Flame and warm yourself within its pages.” Washington Post
“If you felt Leonard Cohen’s death in 2016 as a personal assault, this book is a posthumous balm…All of Cohen’s work has a raw, straight-to-the-heart intensity―reach for this the next time you need inspiration for a wedding toast that will leave them gutted, or any other moment you need a little sustenance for the soul.” Vogue
“There are very, very few people who occupy the ground that Leonard Cohen walks on. This is our Shelley, this is our Byron.“ Bono
“Leonard Cohen was the poet laureate of the lack, the psalmist of the privation, who made imperfection gorgeous.” New York Times
“His topics will be familiar to anyone who knows Cohen’s work: loneliness, faith, gratitude, the essential brokenness of the human spirit, and, of course, love…Poignant and brave, lit up with flashes of anger, this is a luminous collection and classic Cohen.” Booklist (starred review)
“A celebrity cast certainly contributes to the success of this audiobook…The many narrators are familiar with Cohen’s phrasing, and they provide an eloquent tribute.” AudioFile

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Author

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
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 4.58
Audience: Adult
Language: English