Leonard Cohen: The Flame Poems and Selections From Notebooks (133)

This book is a stunning collection of Leonard Cohen’s last poems. They were selected and ordered by the author in his final mouths of life.

Featuring lyrics, prose pieces, and illustrations, the book also contains an extensive selection from Cohen’s notebooks, which he kept in poetic form throughout his life.

In this book, he offers an unprecedentedly intimate look inside the mind of a singular artist and thinker. He really is like no other I have ever read or listened to. He used to be my elixir when I was at low points in my life.

He certainly knew heartbreak and he writes as if he is so immersed in life that it is burgeoning from him.

This book is an enormously powerful final chapter in Cohen’s storied literary career. this book showcases the full range of Leonard Cohen’s lyricism, from the exquisitely transcendent to the darkly funny.

I will treasure this volume of Cohen’s work for a long time. I actually took a copy of the book from my local library but have since purchased it. My husband is also a Cohen fan, going to many of his concerts in London.

I wasn’t ever lucky enough to attend one of his concerts. But I have spent many an hour listening to Cohen’s records. He is truly a musical legend in my mind.

A GREAT final book before he left this world with a void that is hard to quench. Today’s musicians are very different indeed.

 

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I am a freelance and academic writer. I am currently writing a book called `Fearless Freelance Writers`. Please look out for it soon on this blog.
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