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Book of Longing par [Cohen, Leonard]
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IRVING AND ME AT THE HOSPITAL

He stood up for Nietzsche
I stood up for Christ
He stood up for victory
I stood up for less

I loved to read his verses
He loved to hear my song
We never had much interest
In who was right or wrong

His boxer’s hands were shaking
He struggled with his pipe
Imperial Tobacco
Which I helped him light

KITCHEN TABLE

The same useless thoughts arise
but no one claims them —
Loneliness seizes the frame
and shakes away hope
but no one is hopeless
no one is lonely —
The intricate preparations
for the next moment
direct you
to read this now —
Surrendered to the One
who placed me here
I sit at the very table
where these songs began
some forty years ago —
busy as a bee
in the solitude

- Hydra, 1999


From the Hardcover edition.

Revue de presse

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

“. . .alive and contradictory. . . you should read the whole volume. . .” (LA Weekly)

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  • Format : Format Kindle
  • Taille du fichier : 8763 KB
  • Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 235 pages
  • Editeur : Penguin; Édition : 01 (2 août 2007)
  • Vendu par : Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Langue : Anglais
  • ASIN: B002ZJSVAU
  • Synthèse vocale : Activée
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des poèmes, des dessins de Leonard Cohen...
Il est très agréable à lire, on peut le poser et le reprendre plus tard, les poèmes ne se suivent pas, on peut le feuilleter...
En tout cas une très belle édition.
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Léonard Cohen fait la démonstration qu'il est non seulement un grand musicien, mais qu'il est un poète talentueux & un dessinateur inspiré.
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Un grand poète et qui dessine en plus pas mal du tout. Triste cependant, un peu désabusé, le temps qui passe, la mort et les déceptions. L'amour toujours présent malgré tout ainsi que l'idéal de sa jeunesse.
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a book to keep on your night table, to read and read again - and listen to Leonard inside your head
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 He's my man... 7 mars 2017
Par H. Davis - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Broché Achat vérifié
I love Cohen's music but I really can't listen to it very long without it affecting my mood. This book is perfect! I got it yesterday: I was 60 pages into it before I came back up for air! The poems are meant to roll around in your mind until the words have touched you like they were intended. Open, raw, humorous and one of a kind. Cohen stays true to form and touches his readers in places we thought were private, but then you realize: you are incredibly happy that he managed to find his way in. This was one of his later works and now I'm interested in finding more (and working my way back) to the younger man. I highly recommend this book!
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 A Long Time Coming For Modern Poetry 16 février 2008
Par Fixed Stars Govern a Life - Publié sur Amazon.com
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Leonard Cohen's Book of Longing

Aside from being a creative genius in a multitude of artistic disciplines, Leonard Cohen is an old man. And with age comes wisdom. Take for example, this stanza from "Better."

better than art
is repulsive art
which demonstrates
better than scripture
the tiny measure
of your improvement

No dummy, this guy. But then, you knew that already.

Twenty years in the making, Book of Longing [Ecco/HarperCollins]was written on southern California's Mount Baldy and in Los Angeles, Montreal and Mumbai. The author of twelve books and seventeen albums of music, this collection of poems follows his highly acclaimed 1984 publication, Book of Mercy. Containing his own wonderful, playful and provocative line drawings, Book of Longing is a celebration of one of contemporary times' best and truest flesh-and-blood examples of unlimited artistic expression.

Leonard Cohen's poetry is loaded with Bukowski's truth and simple statements, but without the ugliness. There are tons of love poems, reflections on drinking and God (oops, I mean "G-d"--he's Jewish, you know), loneliness, philosophy, aging, friendships, food, sober highs, celebrations of the body and sex, sex, sex. But it's all done with manners--a classiness Bukowski never knew-- a masculine sensitivity that's never maudlin, and a ripe, heavy, juice-laden life that few words in print have ever had the strength to carry.

There are some moments when Cohen veers into classical meter and rhyme, but he pulls it off with the smart currency of the lyric, and yet somehow, even in the hipness, he can still manage to make the reader tear up:

And fragrant is the thought of you
The file on you complete
Except what we forgot to do
A thousand kisses deep

There is unresolved anger and hurt:

I could not kill
the way you kill
I could not hate
I tried, I failed

and

Fare thee well my nightingale
I lived but to be near you
Though you are singing somewhere still
I can no longer hear you

But mostly, in all its spiritual, physical and emotional forms, there is truth:

This is it
I'm not coming after you
I'm going to lie down for half an hour
This is it
I'm not going down
on your memory
I'm not rubbing my face in it anymore
I'm going to yawn
I'm going to stretch
I'm going to put a knitting needle
up my nose
and poke out my brain
I don't want to love you
for the rest of my life
I want your skin
to fall off my skin
I want my clamp
to release your clamp
I don't want to live
with this tongue hanging out
and another filthy song
in the place
of my baseball bat
This is it
I'm going to sleep now darling
Don't try to stop me
I'm going to sleep
I'll have a smooth face
and I'm going to drool
I'll be asleep
whether you love me or not
This is it
The New World Order
of wrinkles and bad breath
It's not going to be
like it was before
eating you
with my eyes closed
hoping you won't get up
and go away
It's going to be something else
Something worse
Something sillier
Something like this
only shorter

And when the reader gets to the last page, they know it can never be it. There is no choice but to turn back to the first page and start again.

O my love
don't you know that we have been killed
and that we died together
4.0 étoiles sur 5 Four Stars 5 mai 2017
Par Fredburg Lady - Publié sur Amazon.com
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Leonard Cohen was an excellent poet-songwriter-performer. Recommend checking out YouTube for performances of his poems set to music.
5.0 étoiles sur 5 I love this book 19 janvier 2014
Par W. Spies - Publié sur Amazon.com
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Leonard Cohen has been a BIG favorite of mine for 40-something years. His music is some of the most recorded stuff on the planet. Even if his voice is an acquired taste, other performer love his songs enough to make their own versions.

Cohen's poetry in this book is no different than his music -- great stuff. Some is exactly the same as his best lyrics, and some is changed to match the written word better. This book is a fantastic book of poetry.

The only person on the planet back in the 60/70's who wasn't blown away by Bob Dylan was Leonard Cohen. That's because his songs were better. Dylan's imagery was far out, ahead of it's time. Cohen's poetry though written for it's time, was also out ahead of it. I like Cohen's stuff more but Dylan is no slouch either. Anyhow if you like personal poetic conceit this book will do it.
5.0 étoiles sur 5 Thought provoking. 30 avril 2017
Par Mama Cat - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Broché Achat vérifié
Sure on my bedside table where it's easy to pick up for quick perspective.
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