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Author Friedman, Matti, 1977- author.

Title Who by fire : Leonard Cohen in the Sinai / Matti Friedman.

Publication Info. New York : Spiegel & Grau, [2022]


Location Call No. Status
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - New Materials  B COHEN, L.    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Adult New Materials  780.92 COHEN F    DUE 07-16-22
Edition First edition.
Description xii, 206 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-201).
Summary "The little-known story of Leonard Cohen’s concert tour to the front lines of the Yom Kippur War, including never-before-seen selections from an unfinished manuscript by Cohen and rare photographs. In October 1973, the poet and singer Leonard Cohen—thirty-nine years old, famous, unhappy, and at a creative dead end—traveled from his home on the Greek island of Hydra to the chaos and bloodshed of the Sinai desert when Egypt attacked Israel on the Jewish high holiday of Yom Kippur. Moving around the front with a guitar and a group of local musicians, Cohen met hundreds of young soldiers, men and women at the worst moment of their lives. Those who survived never forgot the experience. And the war transformed Cohen. He had announced that he was abandoning his music career, but he instead returned to Hydra and to his family, had a second child, and released one of the best albums of his career. In Who by Fire, journalist Matti Friedman gives us a riveting account of those weeks in the Sinai, drawing on Cohen’s previously unpublished writing and original reporting to create a kaleidoscopic depiction of a harrowing, formative moment for both a young country at war and a singer at a crossroads."-- Amazon.
Subject Cohen, Leonard, 1934-2016.
Cohen, Leonard, 1934-2016 -- Travel -- Israel.
Israel-Arab War, 1973 -- Music and the war.
Singers -- Canada -- Biography.
Lyricists -- Canada -- Biography.
Poets, Canadian -- 20th century -- Biography.
Cohen, Leonard, 1934-2016 (OCoLC)fst00032974
Composers. (OCoLC)fst00871620
Lyricists. (OCoLC)fst01004379
Poets, Canadian. (OCoLC)fst01067843
Singers. (OCoLC)fst01119301
Travel. (OCoLC)fst01155558
Canada. (OCoLC)fst01204310
Israel-Arab War (1973) (OCoLC)fst00980304
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form Biographies.
Biography (DNLM)D019215
Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
ISBN 9781954118072 (hardcover)
1954118074 (hardcover)
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