New LC bio in French: LC - the man who saw the angels fall

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New LC bio in French: LC - the man who saw the angels fall

Post by jarkko » Sun Oct 27, 2013 7:47 pm

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LEONARD COHEN L'homme qui voyait tomber les anges by Christophe Lebold
("Leonard Cohen, the man who saw the angels fall")
Published by Camion Blanc Eds, October 2013, 978-2357793972
Leonard Cohen : The Man who saw the angels fall
by Christophe Lebold

To be Casanova and to be a monk. To be a joker and a melancholic. To be a poet, a star, a troubadour and an angel : to be Leonard Cohen. Throughout his life, the eternal passer-by has unfolded his trajectory with a taste for paradox, ceaselessly doing what he does best : going from cities to cities, seducing women and reviving hearts.

From Montreal and New York to the Greek island of Hydra, Leonard Cohen : The Man who saw the angels fall closely follows the singers's cosmopolitan life and examines his perpetual dialogue with God, with himself and with avalanches.
In the book, we see how six decades of radiant pessimism and a few thousand nights spent in hotel rooms turned a young Jewish poet who sends flowers to Hitler into an electro-crooner specialised in black humour.

Through a stimulating analysis of Cohen's work, the book investigates the singers's broken prayers and lethal love songs, ceaselessly interrogating that unique and voluptuous gravity which makes Leonard Cohen an undercover archangel infiltrated in the world of rock. His mission : to show us that the other side of darkness is called pure light.
Thanks to Dominique Boile and Christophe Lebold
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Post by jarkko » Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:50 am

36 euros
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available on Amazon (in print and kindle format)

From the author:
The outcome of three years of writing and fifteen years of research, the book is more than 700 hundred pages long, but the publisher thinks it is entertaining throughout. it includes more than 80 images, including that Mrs. Dominique Issermann has kindly allowed me to reproduce, two of Leonard's self-portraits (used by permission, of course) and pictures by Christof Graf, Dominique Boile, Claude Gassian, Ron Watts, Renaud Montfourny, Pierre Terrasson, cartoons by the canadian artist Terry Mosher and many others...
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Re: New LC bio in French: LC - the man who saw the angels fall

Post by Mary72 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:04 pm

Absolutely Stunning!
Best book ever on Leonard, truly wishing it will be translated into english so everyone can find the beauty and the grace of Christophe Lebold pen!
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Re: New LC bio in French: LC - the man who saw the angels fall

Post by christineanne » Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:06 am

'undercover archangel' I love that!
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Re: New LC bio in French: LC - the man who saw the angels fall

Post by vlcoats » Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:51 am

I love the idea of "undercover archangel" as well, so I'm also hoping it will be translated into English.

[Although I believe "undercover ________ " (inserting any title sacred, profane, honored or disdained ... like angel, demon, priest, saint, poet-prostitute, doctor, drunk, etc..) would suit him just as well ;-) ]

Anyway, this book sounds very interesting.

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Re: New LC bio in French: LC - the man who saw the angels fall

Post by Mary72 » Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:47 am

This book is the closest to my own perception of who was Leonard Cohen. I truly hope the english translation will be a reality, more admirers deserve to have the chance to read it and so does Christophe Lebold. Magnifique!
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