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The Resource I'm your man : the life of Leonard Cohen, Sylvie Simmons

I'm your man : the life of Leonard Cohen, Sylvie Simmons

Label
I'm your man : the life of Leonard Cohen
Title
I'm your man
Title remainder
the life of Leonard Cohen
Statement of responsibility
Sylvie Simmons
Title variation
I am your man
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The genius behind such classic songs as "Suzanne", "Bird on the Wire" and "Hallelujah", Leonard Cohen has been one of the most important and influential songwriters of our time, a man of spirituality, emotion, and intelligence whose work has explored the definitive issues of human life - sex, religion, power, meaning, love. Yet before he even began recording, Cohen was an accomplished literary figure whose poetry and novels brought him considerable recognition. His dual careers in music and literature have transformed one another, his songs revealing a literary quality rare in the world of popular music, and his poetry and prose informed by a rich musicality. "I'm Your Man" explores the facets of Cohen's life - from his early childhood in Montreal, to his entree into the worlds of literature and music, his immersion in Jewish culture, obsession with Christian imagery, and deep commitment to Buddhist detachment - including the five years he spent at a monastery outside of Los Angeles and his ordainment as a Rinzai Zen Buddhist Monk. Sylvie Simmons draws on Cohen's private archives and a wealth of interviews with many of his closest associates, colleagues, and other artists whose work he has inspired, as well as professors, Buddhist monks, and rabbis, to share stories and details never before revealed, and correct mistakes propounded in previous works. Unlike other biographies, "I'm Your Man" gives equal time to Cohen's poetry and prose and balances his intellectual and religious sides. The result is this deeply insightful, well-rounded portrait, of an artist whose reach, vision, and incredible talent has had a profound impact on multiple generations and who continues to create magic today
Biography type
individual biography
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Simmons, Sylvie
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Cohen, Leonard
  • Rock musicians
  • Composers
Target audience
adult
Label
I'm your man : the life of Leonard Cohen, Sylvie Simmons
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000050189853
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 546 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780224090643
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
Label
I'm your man : the life of Leonard Cohen, Sylvie Simmons
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000050189853
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 546 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780224090643
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill.

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