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by JayS
Thu Jul 18, 2013 4:53 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: Beautiful Losers?
Replies: 27
Views: 15852

Re: Beautiful Losers?

The reason for this is : I am such an exclusive lover, therefore I can not call myself a BL lover, loving so many books along with this one. You are responsible for your purchasings and your opinions, Cate. I read that there is a new Everything Else forum that is dedicated to everything else that c...
by JayS
Thu Jul 18, 2013 4:35 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: Beautiful Losers?
Replies: 27
Views: 15852

Re: Beautiful Losers?

All art is subject to perception. And yes, I got the "tenets" error! hahaha! I teach music, mainly guitar and bass. What's hot now is Nickleback, which is basically glossy, trendy and palatable fare that most people can hum along to. Now I have fellow teachers within my community who will not even t...
by JayS
Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:16 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: Beautiful Losers?
Replies: 27
Views: 15852

Re: Beautiful Losers?

Tchocolatl... Well said! The comparison to painting was right on the money! Good writing certainly should never deliberately obey the tenants of what is "proper" and accepted. My dad was an english teacher, and wrote a novel that wasn't bad, but his obsession with structure really made the read very...
by JayS
Mon Mar 11, 2013 5:00 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: Beautiful Losers - reread
Replies: 35
Views: 19572

Re: Beautiful Losers - reread

Yes. It's because he's Jewish, and they write it that way sometimes. What's the reason for it though? Why is it done that way? What's the story behind it? Is it bad to write God in books? It is a belief of the Jewish that they are not worthy to spell His full name, lest they tarnish it. In actually...
by JayS
Mon Mar 11, 2013 4:52 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: Beautiful Losers - reread
Replies: 35
Views: 19572

Re: Beautiful Losers - reread

It means he has a point. I just read about the time Edith covered herself in greasy red costume stuff, and wanted to be "other people" with our hero. A few things stand out to me. He asks himself now as he's looking at this memory, why didn't I take this journey with her? He mentions in a less fami...
by JayS
Mon Mar 11, 2013 4:36 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: Beautiful Losers?
Replies: 27
Views: 15852

Re: Beautiful Losers?

This novel actually set my own writing voice free...not in the manner of copying his style, but with the sudden knowledge that writing doesn't have to obey what your English teacher taught you about sentence structure, proper descriptive, and all that fun stuff. I highly recommend this novel, if for...

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