Selected by Robert Faggen.
A selection of song lyrics and poems from the long and influential career of one of the most acclaimed and admired poet-songwriters in the world.
Here is a fascinating cross-section of his work, including such legendary songs as ‘Suzanne’, ‘Sisters of Mercy’, ‘Bird on the Wire’, ‘Famous Blue Raincoat’ and ‘I’m Your Man’ and searingly memorable poems from many collections including Flowers for Hitler, Beautiful Losers and Death of a Lady’s Man.
For more than half a century, Leonard Cohen’s music and poetry have made him an international cult figure, transcending genres and generations.
Encompassing the erotic and the melancholy, the sacred and the secular, the mystical and the sardonic, this volume showcases a writer of remarkable passion, humour and depth.
Hardback, 256 pages
Published by Everyman's Library (2011)
2 x 11.5 x 16.5 cm