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The Book of Longing by Leonard Cohen (paperback)


Author: Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen wrote the poems in Book of Longing during his five-year stay at a Zen monastery on Southern California's Mount Baldy, and in Los Angeles, Montreal, and Mumbai.

This dazzling collection is enhanced by the author's playful and provocative drawings, which interact in exciting, unexpected ways on the page with poetry that is timeless, meditative, and often darkly humorous.

Book of Longing contains all the elements that have brought Cohen's artistry with language worldwide recognition.

'The best bring an ironic, world-weary sensibility to bear on themes of ageing, sex, sensuality and spirituality' Financial Times

'A fine book of poems' Time Out

'Cohen maps this wasteland of the heart with humour, and sometimes anger' Independent

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd 
Number of pages: 240 
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 15 mm