Tom Sakic presents: Cohen in Croatian

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Tom Sakic presents: Cohen in Croatian

Postby jarkko » Wed Jan 13, 2016 9:21 pm

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Tom Sakic's big project has now been finalized after many years of work. The mammuth-like collection of Leonard's poetry has now been published in Croatian - the book has almost 600 pages.

Lijek za ljubav: izbor iz poezije 1956-2006 [Cure for Love. Selected Poems 1956-2006]
Publisher: Naklada Vukovic i Runjic, Croatia
Language: Croatian
Translated by: Damir Šodan, Maja Tančik
Annotations: Tomislav Sakic
Year: 2015
Pages: 588
ISBN: 9789532861181
Note: With Leonard's permission, Tom Sakic and Croatian translator Damir Sodan chose their own selection of Leonard's poems, editing, after five years of labour, this volume of 600 pages and 420 poems, deciding to omit the song lyrics. The book is accompanied by detailed annotations and commentary written by Tom Sakic, who also selected Book of Mercy pieces using earlier Croatian translation by Maja Tancik. Due to book's size the idea of bilingual edition was abandoned. This is one of rare, beside Italian edition of la solitudine della forza, new editions of selected poems not based on Stranger Music's selections, but presents editors' own selection of Leonard's poetry from the first editions of his original books. Selection from the Book of Longing has been presented with the original drawings. The new, final poem from 2nd edition of Poems and Songs, "I'm Always Thinking of a Song", has been added as the coda to this selection.
I have added this book to the Gallery at http://www.leonardcohenfiles.com/cg-front.html (check "Other collections of poems" pages)
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Re: Tom Sakic presents: Cohen in Croatian

Postby Goldin » Wed Jan 13, 2016 9:56 pm

So well done!
Looking forward to an opportunity to hold this volume in my hands!
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Re: Tom Sakic presents: Cohen in Croatian

Postby Maarten » Thu Jan 14, 2016 3:53 pm

Congratulations on this huge achievement, Tom! A labor of love...

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Re: Tom Sakic presents: Cohen in Croatian

Postby Mabeanie1 » Thu Jan 14, 2016 4:59 pm

Incredible achievement Tom. Congratulations. I only wish I was able to read and enjoy this beautiful book myself.

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Re: Tom Sakic presents: Cohen in Croatian

Postby MaryB » Thu Jan 14, 2016 9:34 pm

Tom,

This sounds like such a phenomenal work - my heartfelt congratulations! Now, if only we could get an English translation........
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Re: Tom Sakic presents: Cohen in Croatian

Postby Hartmut » Fri Jan 15, 2016 1:04 am

Congratulations from me as well, Tom.
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Re: Tom Sakic presents: Cohen in Croatian

Postby jim devlin » Fri Jan 15, 2016 2:26 am

Well done Tom! Many congrats on a fine achievement! Jim
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Re: Tom Sakic presents: Cohen in Croatian

Postby B4real » Sun Jan 17, 2016 3:15 am

Tom, you were the first ever person to "speak" with me here on the forum all those years ago. You were so friendly and helpful and I've never forgotten it.

I also remember when you started this labour of love and I am so very pleased that all your efforts have finally come to fruition. Well done :D and I wish I spoke Croatian!
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Re: Tom Sakic presents: Cohen in Croatian

Postby lizzytysh » Mon Jan 18, 2016 3:23 am

How I wish, too, that I understood Croation or that this was to eventually be translated. Given the enormity of it, however, I can understand how that will not be the case.
So, I must satisfy myself with the beautiful photos you chose and my personal knowledge of how committed and devoted you have always been to Leonard, his work, and this project. You are serious-minded and that fact clearly comes through in this phenomenal achievement.

My heartiest, heartfelt congratulations to you, Tom. A labour of love and job well done!!! How gratified you must feel to have finally completed it!
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Re: Tom Sakic presents: Cohen in Croatian

Postby LC&LC » Mon Jan 18, 2016 10:27 am

Bravo!
This is the accomplishment of a huge work, I wish I could read it...
well done
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