Friday September 25, 2020

Cohen goes back to poetic roots

{ "b" : "Book Of Longing," , "cite" : "by Leonard Cohen Viking, €22."}

14th October, 2006

{ "b" : "Book Of Longing," , "cite" : "by Leonard Cohen Viking, €22."}

When a well-known singer publishes a book of poems, the first reaction is often scepticism. But Leonard Cohen began his artistic life as a poet in Montreal - as he put it himself, he ‘‘aspired to be a minor poet’’ and, before his first album was released, he had already published several collections of poems.

For one of these, his Selected...

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