Book of Longing in various languages

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Book of Longing in various languages

Postby jarkko » Tue Apr 18, 2006 9:08 pm

Here is a list of rights sold until the beginning of April 2006, and tentative publication days:


USA: Ecco (Harper Collins), May 2, 2006.
UK: Viking Penguin, September/October 2006.
Canada: McClelland & Stewart, April 29, 2006.
The Czech Republic: Argo.
Finland: Sammakko, October 2006.
French rights in Canada: Hexagone.
Hebrew-language rights: Kinneret, October 2006.
Italy: Strade Blu (Random House Mondadori), January/February 2007.
Norway: Tiden, September 2006.
Poland: Rebis, October 2006.
Spain: Lumen, October 2006.
Denmark: Gyldendal, September 2006.
Romania: Editura Polirom.
Croatia: VBZ
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Postby tomsakic » Wed Apr 19, 2006 10:24 am

And here's the book, packed into the gift for your mother in Mother Day's banner at http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/home :lol:

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Postby Dem » Wed Apr 19, 2006 4:15 pm

A "Book of Longing" by Mr.Cohen as a gift
to you mother???

Risky!
(If you haven't read it beforehand)

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Postby lizzytysh » Wed Apr 19, 2006 4:45 pm

They, perhaps, need a subhead... "For the coolest of mothers... "
[better ways to say that, but you get the idea :) ]

It looks GORGEOUS with the flowers... Leonard outdid himself with the colours in this drawing :D .

~ Lizzy
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Postby tomsakic » Tue Oct 10, 2006 10:17 am

I browsed for Book of Longing on its international publishers' sites, and here are the dates and situation with translations:

Published or Announced:
Canada:
McClelland & Stewart, April 25, 2006 (hardcover) (ISBN: 0771022344)
March 27, 2007 (paperback) (ISBN: 0771022298)

Canada, French rights:
Éditions de l'Hexagone, November 4, 2006 (ISBN: 2890059464)

USA:
Ecco (HarperCollins), May 9, 2006 (hardcover) (ISBN: 006112558X)
June 1, 2007 (paperback) (ISBN: 006112561X)

UK & Commonwealth: Viking Penguin, October 5, 2006 (hardcover) (ISBN: 0670916544)

Norway: Tiden Norsk Ferlag, October 2006, as Lengselens bok (ISBN: 8205356289) >>> http://www.gyldendal.no/Search/product. ... lisher=723

Spain: Editorial Lumen, S.A. (Random House Mondadori), October 2006, as El libro del anhelo (paperback) (ISBN: 8426415830) >>> http://www.editoriallumen.com/ficha_lib ... dent=38711

The Czech Republic: Argo, late 2006, as Kniha toužení, translator: Miroslav Jindra >>> http://www.argo.cz/detail.asp?id=130378

Finland: Sammakko, 2007, as Kaipauksen kirja

Italy:
Strade blu (Random House Mondadori), January/February 2007

Announced, but without any further news yet:
Poland: Rebis, October 2006?
Denmark: Gyldendal, October 2006?
Hebrew-language rights: Kinneret, October 2006?
Romania: Editura Polirom
Croatia: V.B.Z.
Germany: ?
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Re: Book of Longing in various languages

Postby tomsakic » Thu Jul 17, 2008 1:12 pm

UPDATE:
This is the new report about world editions of Book of Longing, from http://www.mcclelland.com/rights/index.html.
According to the report, Book of Longing has now also been sold to Slovenia, to the publishing house MIS.

Full editions are as follows (copied from M&S website):
Book of Longing
by Leonard Cohen

Slovenia: MIS Publishing House

Rights previously sold:

US: Ecco
UK: Viking
Croatia: VBZ
Czech Republic: Argo
Denmark: Gyldendal
Finland: Sammakko
France: Le Cherche Midi
French Canada: Hexagone
Greece: Ianos
Hebrew: Kinneret
Italy: Random House Mondadori
Norway: Tiden
Poland: Rebis
Portugal: Do Impensavel
Romania: Editura Polirom
Spain: Lumen

Rights held: World
All translations mentioned above have been published.
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Re: Book of Longing in various languages

Postby tomsakic » Thu Jul 17, 2008 1:16 pm

Strange, but there is no German edition on the list - we have the news from local people that it's announced for October 2009, to be ready for Leonard's October tour thru Germany.

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Publisher: Blumenbar
Language: German
Translated by: Carl Weissner, Karl Bruckmaier, Ann Cotten, Franz Dobler
Year: 2008 (October 6)
Pages: 240
Hardcover
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Postby danny » Thu Sep 04, 2008 2:31 pm

Dem wrote:A "Book of Longing" by Mr.Cohen as a gift to you mother??? Risky!Dem
My mother bought it for my last birthday. Later this year I am taking her to see Leonard for the first time. She did hate his earlier books crudity though.

The British DJ John Peel once played Suzanne and announced it with 'Not the sort of music you'd start a party with, but beautiful still'. My 17th bithday party started with a friends Cohen tape, the first I'd heard of him so played repeatedly.

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