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Re: What are you reading?

Post by Lakeheadpoet » Wed Nov 17, 2021 3:53 pm

Good morning Cohen forum,
I am studying "Book of Mercy" and I am hoping to find some discussion and critique. Do you have a link?
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by Maarten » Thu Nov 18, 2021 3:40 pm

Lakeheadpoet wrote:
Wed Nov 17, 2021 3:53 pm
Good morning Cohen forum,
I am studying "Book of Mercy" and I am hoping to find some discussion and critique. Do you have a link?
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Hi Terry-Lynn

Years ago, Doron (aka DBCohen) started a bunch of seperate threads to discuss the Book of Mercy. I didn't follow the threads at the time, but always wanted to bundle them again to read one day. Your question has speeded up my idea, so here are all the threads listed below:

#1-5: https://www.leonardcohenforum.com/viewt ... =10&t=7801
#6-7: https://www.leonardcohenforum.com/viewt ... =10&t=8074
#8-10: https://www.leonardcohenforum.com/viewt ... =10&t=8075
#11-15: https://www.leonardcohenforum.com/viewt ... =10&t=8076
#16-19: https://www.leonardcohenforum.com/viewt ... =10&t=8503
#20-24: https://www.leonardcohenforum.com/viewt ... =10&t=8910
#25-26: https://www.leonardcohenforum.com/viewt ... =10&t=9434
#27-28: https://www.leonardcohenforum.com/viewt ... =10&t=9765
#29-40: https://www.leonardcohenforum.com/viewt ... =10&t=9987
#41-45: https://www.leonardcohenforum.com/viewt ... 10&t=14702
#46-50: https://www.leonardcohenforum.com/viewt ... 10&t=20040

There's a lot of reading to do... :-)

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Re: What are you reading?

Post by Patrick Hasselbank » Fri Nov 26, 2021 9:50 am

Don't laugh but it is 50 shades of grey! I'm not freak about all that bdsm stuff, I just want to understand why there was so much hype! 8)
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by DennisBerlin » Mon Dec 27, 2021 3:52 pm

"The Genius of Birds" by Jennifer Ackerman

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Re: What are you reading?

Post by Lakeheadpoet » Sat Feb 12, 2022 12:21 am

Maarten,
Thank you for your effort of posting these threads. I am planning a critique on "Hallelujah" and these will be of help. So, it looks like a bit of study ahead to keep me busy -- ier. Of course, my take is the Hallelujah is broken in the sense of being in the presence of "G-d" as supported with Cohen's last line in Book of Mercy. It is of interest that lyrics differ from the poem, also, and with some verses omitted on publication and I wonder if anyone has tracked these differences.

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Re: What are you reading?

Post by Maxxx17 » Sun Aug 21, 2022 11:27 pm

Lately I've only been reading the literature that I'm assigned at uni. And it is mostly related to the mathematical sciences. At one time I did not particularly like subjects that are biased towards mathematics, because I considered myself a humanist. I liked to write poetry, studied history. But alas, you can not choose subjects and had to learn something new. I think that if I can not do it I will apply for help on OhhAskMe, which should help me solve some problems.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by Donnyy » Mon Sep 12, 2022 11:51 am

Patrick Hasselbank wrote:
Fri Nov 26, 2021 9:50 am
Don't laugh but it is 50 shades of grey! I'm not freak about all that bdsm stuff, I just want to understand why there was so much hype! 8)
So what is your opinion? :D
As I know, it is a fanfiction inspired by Twilight..
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by LolaLo » Mon Sep 12, 2022 3:22 pm

Judging by the comments and reviews on Fifty Shades of Grey, you're probably going to jump on me too, thinking, well, here's another freak. But I'm a normal, normal girl, without any kind of psychiatric disorders. And I don't see anything against these books. I don't see anything immoral in them. Every creation has its admirer. For example after reading this book I wanted to buy a leather collar bdsm. This book had an impact on me. I have a very strong increase in desire sexually. I had never experienced such a rush of energy. My husband was IN SHOCK. In a very pleasant shock. Told me that he was very happy about the impact of the book and was even ready to start reading it himself.
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Re: What are you reading?

Post by Donnyy » Tue Sep 13, 2022 1:55 pm

LolaLo wrote:
Mon Sep 12, 2022 3:22 pm
Judging by the comments and reviews on Fifty Shades of Grey, you're probably going to jump on me too, thinking, well, here's another freak. But I'm a normal, normal girl, without any kind of psychiatric disorders. And I don't see anything against these books. I don't see anything immoral in them. Every creation has its admirer. For example after reading this book I wanted to buy a leather collar bdsm. This book had an impact on me. I have a very strong increase in desire sexually. I had never experienced such a rush of energy. My husband was IN SHOCK. In a very pleasant shock. Told me that he was very happy about the impact of the book and was even ready to start reading it himself.
I agree with you. No matter how much the book was scolded, it still firmly entered our culture and influenced us. I am sure that you're normal and I don't never judge people
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