Synopses & Reviews
Internationally celebrated for his writing and his music, Leonard Cohen is one of the legendary writers, performers, and most consistently daring artists of our time. Book of Longing is his dazzling new collection of poetry twenty years in the making written on southern California's Mount Baldy and in Los Angeles, Montreal, and Mumbai. Following his highly acclaimed 1984 publication, Book of Mercy, and containing Cohen's own playful and provocative line drawings, Book of Longing brings together all the elements that have elevated Leonard Cohen's artistry to worldwide recognition.
“. . .alive and contradictory. . . you should read the whole volume. . .” LA Weekly
“Book of Longing has exceptional range. It is clear yet steamy, cosmic yet private, both playful and profound.” New York Times
About the Author
Leonard Cohen was born in Montreal in 1934. His artistic career began in 1956 with the publication of his first book of poetry, Let Us Compare Mythologies, which Ecco will reissue in a fiftieth-anniversary edition. Cohen is the author of twelve books, including two novels The Favorite Game and Beautiful Losers and the recent collection of poems and songs Stranger Music. He has made seventeen albums, of which Dear Heather is the latest.