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- Sun Jul 02, 2017 1:12 am
- Forum: Live in London, Dear Heather, The Essential Leonard Cohen, Ten New Songs
- Topic: Alexandra Leaving
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My first contact with the background for this song was when I was 18 years old and starting to read Lawrence Durrell's "Alexandria Quartet." As the first volume makes clear, Cavafy is always in the background, especially his poem, "The God Abandons Anthony." Forty-five years later, I'm less impresse...