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Leonard Cohen
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Leonard Cohen’s artistic career began in 1956 with the publication of his first book of poetry, Let Us Compare Mythologies. He has published two novels, The Favourite Game and Beautiful Losers, and eleven books of poetry, most recently Stranger Music: Selected Poems and Songs, Book of Longing, and Leonard Cohen: Poems and Songs. He has to date made eighteen albums, the most recent of which, Old Ideas, was released in 2012. Cohen was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008, received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010, and was awarded the Glenn Gould Prize in 2011.

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Beautiful Losers

Written by Leonard Cohen


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 2, 1993
Price: $16.00

One of the best-known experimental novels of the 1960s, Beautiful Losers is Cohen’ s most defiant and uninhibited work. The novel centres upon the hapless members of a love triangle united by their sexual obsessions and by their fascination with Catherine Tekakwitha, the 17th-century Mohawk saint.

By turns vulgar, rhapsodic, and viciously... Read more >
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Beautiful Losers

Written by Leonard Cohen


Format: eBook, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 26, 2011
Price: $11.99

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Book of Mercy

Written by Leonard Cohen


Format: Trade Paperback, 112 pages
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
On Sale: March 2, 2010
Price: $16.95

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Book of Mercy

Written by Leonard Cohen


Format: eBook, 112 pages
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
On Sale: March 2, 2010
Price: $12.99

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The Favorite Game

Written by Leonard Cohen


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 14, 2003
Price: $15.95

In this unforgettable novel, Leonard Cohen boldly etches the youth and early manhood of Lawrence Breavman, only son of an old Jewish family in Montreal. Life for Breavman is made up of dazzling colour – a series of motion pictures fed through a high-speed projector: the half-understood death of his father... Read more >

Fifteen Poems

Written by Leonard Cohen


Format: eBook, 40 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: February 14, 2012
Price: $1.99

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Poems and Songs

Written by Leonard Cohen


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: April 5, 2011
Price: $14.95

A magnificent selection of song lyrics and poems from across the storied career of one of the most daring and affecting poet-ongwriters in the world.

In the more than half century since his first book of poems was published, Leonard Cohen has evolved into an international cult figure who transcends genres and... Read more >

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Stranger Music
Selected Poems and Songs
Written by Leonard Cohen


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 1, 1994
Price: $16.95

For the first time in paperback—the selected work of the legendary singer, poet, and performer. Stranger Music presents a magnificent cross-section of Cohen’s work—including 11 previously unpublished poems—and demonstrates definitively that Cohen is a writer of dazzling intelligence and a force that transcends genres. Read more >
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Stranger Music
Selected Poems and Songs
Written by Leonard Cohen


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
On Sale: August 13, 1994
Price: $24.99

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Stranger Music
Selected Poems and Songs
Written by Leonard Cohen


Format: eBook, 432 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 25, 2011
Price: $11.99

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