THE FLAME - Leonard's New Collection of Poetry

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Re: THE FLAME - Leonard's New Collection of Poetry

Postby B4real » Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:29 am

Maarten wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:59 am
HugoD wrote:
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Came across this item on eBay

https://www.ebay.nl/itm/Leonard-Cohen-T ... Swz2JbYNXR
Yes, I had seen it too... I think it's a pity to see mr Dahi misuse his privilege to receive uncorrected proofs of Cohen's final book for personal enrichment...

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Re: THE FLAME - Leonard's New Collection of Poetry

Postby WiTS » Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:20 am

HugoD wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:58 pm
Came across this item on eBay

https://www.ebay.nl/itm/Leonard-Cohen-T ... Swz2JbYNXR
I was watching this bid and shocked by the final price. It sets a bad example. Goodreads has given away 100 copies in the US, it might be another bid on ebay.

Anyway, through this bid, When Desire Rests is the first poem I've read before official release. I love the poem very much.
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Re: THE FLAME - Leonard's New Collection of Poetry

Postby mutti » Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:58 pm

I'm not looking at anything until I have the book in my hand. I remember with all of the new albums I tried to avoid seeing anything or hearing anything beforehand which with social media was very challenging.
We are so so lucky and it makes me miss Leonard even more.
Looking forward to say the least about the release of THE FLAME.
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ADD: I changed my mind and will read anything that comes my way with pleasure!
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Re: THE FLAME - Leonard's New Collection of Poetry

Postby Wan » Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:37 pm

Dear all,
Just can’t help telling that I got my preorder book from Amazon Japan today!! Yesterday I got notification that the order is in shipping. Can’t beleive I really get the book today. Guess some mistake at Amazon side. Ordered the remaining one for a friend yesterday. Now the product page changed back to preorder status lol
Not many moments like this in my life! I’m starting reading!
Cheers,
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Re: THE FLAME - Leonard's New Collection of Poetry

Postby WiTS » Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:55 pm

Wan wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:37 pm
Dear all,
Just can’t help telling that I got my preorder book from Amazon Japan today!! Yesterday I got notification that the order is in shipping. Can’t beleive I really get the book today. Guess some mistake at Amazon side. Ordered the remaining one for a friend yesterday. Now the product page changed back to preorder status lol
Not many moments like this in my life! I’m starting reading!
Cheers,
Agnes
LOL, I am that friend. Thx to Agnes and I'll be reading the masterpiece next week in Beijing.
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Re: THE FLAME - Leonard's New Collection of Poetry

Postby depp91 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:28 pm

Got my preordered book from amazon.de yesterday, it's the British edition by Canongate.
All I can say so far: It's beautiful.

However, I've found an error in the lyric version of 'A Street'. It ends with the words 'There may be wine and roses' - I'm sure this is a mistake.
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Re: THE FLAME - Leonard's New Collection of Poetry

Postby WiTS » Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:03 pm

BookDepository shows my preorder was shipped on 13 September from UK to Beijing, China.
How come UK version releases before 2nd Oct? :lol:
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Re: THE FLAME - Leonard's New Collection of Poetry

Postby idealcrash » Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:50 pm

WiTS wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:48 am
Would it be any difference among these editions except cover design?
Remember the biography I'm your man, UK version has more photos than US version.
I am curious about this as well. Currently there are 2 versions listed on amazon.de:

Gebundene Ausgabe: 275 pages
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd.; Main edition (2 Oct 2018)
Language: Englisch
ISBN-10: 1786893134
ISBN-13: 978-1786893130
Product Dimensions: 16.2 x 2.8 x 24 cm


Gebundene Ausgabe: 336 pages
Publisher: Macmillan USA (2 Oct 2018)
Language: Englisch
ISBN-10: 0374156069
ISBN-13: 978-0374156060
Product Dimensions: 15.5 x 23.5 cm

Unless there's a mistake in the listing, the second version has over 60 pages more than the first (336 vs 275). Would this be due to differences in layout? The book size seems pretty similar (15.5x23.5 vs 16.2x24)...
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Re: THE FLAME - Leonard's New Collection of Poetry

Postby jarkko » Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:31 pm

Marie and I have been discussing this as well.
Amazon.com (USA) gives these details for the US edition:
• Hardcover: 288 pages (6.1 x 9.2 inches)
• Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 2, 2018)
• Language: English
• ISBN-10: 0374156069
• ISBN-13: 978-0374156060
And German Amazon, for "US/International edition" that has identical ISBN #:
Gebundene Ausgabe: 336 pages
Publisher: Macmillan USA (2 Oct 2018)
Language: Englisch
ISBN-10: 0374156069
ISBN-13: 978-0374156060
Product Dimensions: 15.5 x 23.5 c
The dimensions are identical.

So, either German Amazon gives wrong product details, or there is another edition.
Anyway, the texts have to be identical. I can think of just one possible explanation: There would be more pages if every drawing had got its own page.


We emailed the group of publishers and asked them to shed light on this. Let's wait and see.

Edit: I’m pretty sure there is just one US edition, and the info on Amazon.de is not correct. We will know on Monday.
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Re: THE FLAME - Leonard's New Collection of Poetry

Postby Mabeanie1 » Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:36 pm

I am a loss to know what is happening with the release date of The Flame! It seems from posts here and on Facebook that the UK edition of the book is freely available in bookshops in Ireland and Amazon.de and other sellers in the UK and beyond have already mailed it out to overseas customers who pre-ordered. However, I have not yet come across anyone in the UK who has received their copy of the book.

I can wait until 2 October, when the the Kindle version will hopefully magically appear on my iPad even if I don't manage to get hold of a print copy before I leave Montreal that morning, but I am finding it a wee bit frustrating to see so many joyful posts from people who already have their hands on the UK edition of the book!

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Re: THE FLAME - Leonard's New Collection of Poetry

Postby jarkko » Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:45 pm

Looks like the UK edition is delivered also in Finland in 1-3 working days by adlibris.fi
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Re: THE FLAME - Leonard's New Collection of Poetry

Postby rmorgan » Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:24 pm

Oh be not afflicted by too deep an impatience, Friends ... :D

As for me: I began to meditate on "Songs of Love and Hate" in 1971, and have not done reflecting upon it, yet. I may not be quite ready for "The Flame" .... :?

That said: it will be a joyful, bittersweet day when I get to hold the book, and begin to read.
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Re: THE FLAME - Leonard's New Collection of Poetry

Postby B4real » Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:42 am

rmorgan wrote:
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I may not be quite ready for "The Flame" ....

That said: it will be a joyful, bittersweet day when I get to hold the book, and begin to read.
I am feeling somewhat the same ....
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Re: THE FLAME - Leonard's New Collection of Poetry

Postby jarkko » Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:13 pm

Ileene Smith at Farrar, Straus and Giroux confirmed today that the (only) US edition has 277 pages.

We don't know why Amazon Germany is giving those wrong details.

Also: According to Amazon.de the UK edition by Canongate has 275 pages while Amazon.co.uk says 288 pages.
(Those of you who already have the UK edition: how many pages??)
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Postby musicmania » Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:10 pm

UK edition has 275 pages including the index.
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