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Author Simmons, Sylvie.

Title I'm your man : the life of Leonard Cohen / Sylvie Simmons.

Publication Info. [New York] : Ecco, [2012]


Location Call No. Status
 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  782.4216 SIMMONS    Check Shelf
 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - Biographies  92 BIOGRAPHY COHEN    Check Shelf
 Bloomfield, Prosser Library - Adult Department  BIOG. COHEN, L.    Check Shelf
 Canton Public Library - Adult Department  BIO COHEN    Check Shelf
 Cheshire Public Library - Adult Department  BIOGRAPHY COHEN    Check Shelf
 Enfield, Main Library - Biographies  B COHEN    Check Shelf
 Mansfield, Main Library - Adult Biography  B COHEN    DUE 06-29-22
 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult Biography  B-COHEN SIM    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  780.92 COH    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  B COHEN, L.    Check Shelf

Edition First edition.
Description vi, 570 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [535]-558) and index.
Contents Born in a suit -- House of women -- Twenty thousand verses -- I had begun to shout -- Man who speaks with a tongue of gold -- Enough of fallen heroes -- Please find me, I am almost 30 -- Long time shaving -- How to court a lady -- Dust of a long sleepless night -- Tao of cowboy -- O make me a mask -- Veins stand out like highways -- Shield against the enemy -- I love you, Leonard -- Sacred kind of conversation -- Hallelujah of the orgasm -- Places where I used to play -- Jeremiah in Tin Pan Alley -- From this broken hill -- Love and theft -- Taxes, children, lost pussy -- Future of rock 'n' roll -- Here I stand, I'm your man -- Manual for living with defeat.
Summary In this biography the author explores the facets of Cohen's life from his early childhood in Montreal, to his entree into the worlds of literature and music, his immersion in Jewish culture, obsession with Christian imagery, and deep commitment to Buddhist detachment, including the five years he spent at a monastery outside of Los Angeles and his ordainment as a Rinzai Zen Buddhist Monk. The author draws on research that includes Cohen's personal archives and more than one hundred exclusive interviews with those closest to Cohen, from his lovers, friends, monks, professors, rabbis, and fellow musicians to his muses, including Rebecca DeMornay, Marianne Ihlen, Suzanne Elrod, and Suzanne Verdal.
Subject Cohen, Leonard, 1934-2016
Cohen, Leonard, 1934-2016 (OCoLC)fst00032974
Composers -- Canada -- Biography.
Singers -- Canada -- Biography.
Poets, Canadian -- Biography.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Composers & Musicians.
Composers. (OCoLC)fst00871620
Poets, Canadian. (OCoLC)fst01067843
Singers. (OCoLC)fst01119301
Canada. (OCoLC)fst01204310
Genre/Form Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
Added Title I am your man
Note Life of Leonard Cohen
ISBN 9780061994982: $27.99
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