Selected Poems from Book of Longing
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Featuring 34 poems and over 25 line drawings from Leonard Cohen, HarperMedia is proud to release Selected Poems from Book of Longing exclusively as an e-book. Specially selected from the Book of Longing by the author, these poems and illustrations were created over a span of more than twenty years. Now, six years after the first printing, readers can experience the Book of Longing as an e-book for the very first time.
Poor selection from a fantastic work...
While it is great to have a sampling of this book available, this is not an especially compelling selection. I would not consider any of the included works to be standouts in what I feel is Cohen's most accomplished work to date. Save your money and buy the full copy in print (it is a beautiful book to hold in your hands), or wait for the full version to be available here. These are also not especially accessible selections, and may be likely to leave those new to Cohen musing "now just what is he going on about here?" For those who are new to Cohen, google his poem "Other Writers" - a poem from the unabridged "Book of Longing" which should have been included in this abridgment: That will give you a wonderful introduction to everything you need to know to start understanding his work.