I'm Your Man: The Life of Leonard Cohen


I'm Your Man: The Life of Leonard Cohen


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Leonard Cohen, one of the most important and influential artists of our era, is a man of powerful emotion and intelligence whose work has explored the essential issues of human life--sex, religion, power, love. Cohen is also a man of complexities and seeming contradictions: a devout Jew, who is also a sophisticate and a ladies' man, as well as an ordained Buddhist monk whose name, Jikan--"ordinary silence"--is quite the appellation for a writer and singer whose life has been anything but ordinary.

"I'm Your Man" is the definitive account of that extraordinary life. Starting in Montreal, Cohen's birthplace, acclaimed music journalist Sylvie Simmons follows his trail, via London and the Greek island of Hydra, to New York in the '60s, where Cohen launched his career in music. From there she traces the arc of his prodigious achievements to his remarkable retreat in the mid-'90s and his re-emergence for a sold-out world tour almost 15 years later. Whether navigating Cohen's journeys through the backstreets of Mumbai or his countless hotel rooms along the way, Simmons explores with equal focus every complex, contradictory strand of Cohen's life and presents a deeply insightful portrait of the vision, spirit, depth, and talent of an artist and a man who continues to move people like no one else.

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Weight: 0.83lbs
Dimensions: 1.3" H x 8.0" L x 5.4" W
Binding: Paperback
ISBN: 0061995002
Publisher: Ecco Press
Author: Sylvie Simmons
Pages: 570
Publication date: August 27, 2013

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