What should my first book be? :)

Debate on Leonard Cohen's poetry (and novels), both published and unpublished. Song lyrics may also be discussed here.
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What should my first book be? :)

Post by oddlyconscious » Tue Nov 19, 2002 9:18 pm

Hey guys, i just got exposed to Leonard Cohen's poetry (yeah i know, where have i been!!??!!). i was going to buy a coupla books by him, not songs just poetry, and i wanted to know which ones are the best ones? Thanks guys :) [/i]
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Post by Linda » Tue Nov 19, 2002 11:51 pm

I have and like very much, Stranger Music. I see where you say "just poetry" and this is a selection of both, so maybe not what you are looking for but was my first choice.
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Post by oddlyconscious » Wed Nov 20, 2002 9:17 am

Thanks Linda, thats the one i was thinking of getting. it had pretty good reviews everywhere :)
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Post by Linda » Wed Nov 20, 2002 11:00 pm

Your welcome, and I am sure you won't be disappointed. I have not been a fan all that long either, so I must have been in the same place as you were. :lol:
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Post by linmag » Thu Nov 21, 2002 4:07 am

I agree with Linda that Stranger Music is a good place to start, and has the advantage of being much easier to get hold of than some of the other collections. If you like the poems and the songs, you should try the novels too. They are both still in print, and well worth reading.
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Post by Aisling » Wed Mar 12, 2003 7:46 pm

Out of the poetry books, I believe Stranger Music is the only one still in print, if you find anything else, let me know!
I'm on my second copy of Stranger, I love it.
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Post by oddlyconscious » Wed Mar 12, 2003 8:15 pm

Cool :) I've been trying to find a copy...haven't so far though..
a friend says she thinks she has a copy..so fingers crossed ;)
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Post by Aisling » Wed Mar 12, 2003 10:55 pm

You should be able to order it at most bookstores, if that doesn't work, I'm sure you can get it online. I got mine at Chapters. (hiss, boo, I know.)
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Re: What should my first book be? :)

Post by lonndubh » Wed Apr 16, 2008 1:32 pm

does Leonard have a biography or autobiography?
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Re: What should my first book be? :)

Post by friscogrl » Wed Apr 16, 2008 2:42 pm

Yes, "Various Positions" by Ira Nadel.
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Re: What should my first book be? :)

Post by ~greg » Thu Apr 17, 2008 6:33 am

What should my first book be? :)
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Re: What should my first book be? :)

Post by skunk » Fri Apr 18, 2008 2:51 am

Hahahahahah

Nice one Greg.

On topic, I honestly think Book of Longing is a great Cohen poetry book and very accessible for new guys.
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Re: What should my first book be? :)

Post by John Etherington » Fri Apr 18, 2008 12:13 pm

Thank you, Greg,

At last, we know the origin of "Famous Blue Raincoat"!

Cheers, John E
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Re: What should my first book be? :)

Post by Gullivor » Sun Apr 27, 2008 4:49 am

I was not impressed with The BOOK OF LONGING it was my first book by LC.
I did enjoy the cartoons.
Dose anyone on the board what too make a trade? Im looking forThe Book of Mercy.
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Re: What should my first book be? :)

Post by Waiting For Suzanne » Sat Jun 28, 2008 4:55 pm

i dont think you can go wrong with stranger music. i got it a couple of years ago, im still luvin it
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