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Leonard Cohen

· LEONARD COHEN overleden

LEONARD COHEN overleden

cohenl-11Leonard Norman Cohen (21 September 1934 – 7 November 2016)

De Canadese schrijver, dichter en zanger Leonard Cohen is op 7 november overleden in Los Angeles USA, waar hij de laatste jaren woonde. Hij trok zich regelmatig terug in een boeddhistisch klooster in de buurt. Cohen was al enige tijd ziek, hij is 82 jaar oud geworden.
Leonard Cohen trad in 2013 voor de laatste keer op in Nederland. You Want It Darker, zijn laatste album, verscheen nog maar enkele weken geleden. Dit album werd met groot enthousiasme en veel respect ontvangen. Het wordt algemeen beschouwd als zijn beste album.

ALBUMS
Songs of Leonard Cohen (1967)
Songs from a Room (1969)
Songs of Love and Hate (1971)
New Skin for the Old Ceremony (1974)
Death of a Ladies’ Man (1977)
Recent Songs (1979)
Various Positions (1984)
I’m Your Man (1988)
The Future (1992)
Ten New Songs (2001)
Dear Heather (2004)
Old Ideas (2012)
Popular Problems (2014)
You Want It Darker (2016)

cohenl-12POETRY
Let Us Compare Mythologies. Montreal: Contact Press [McGill Poetry Series], 1956. reissued 2007
The Spice-Box of Earth. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1961.
Flowers for Hitler. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1964.
Parasites of Heaven. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1966.
Selected Poems 1956–1968. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1968.
The Energy of Slaves. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1972. New York: Viking, 1973.
Death of a Lady’s Man. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1978. London, New York: Viking, Penguin, 1979. – reissued 2010
Book of Mercy. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1984. – reissued 2010
Stranger Music: Selected Poems and Songs. London, New York, Toronto: Cape, Pantheon, McClelland & Stewart, 1993.
Book of Longing. London, New York, Toronto: Penguin, Ecco, McClelland & Stewart, 2006. (poetry, prose, drawings)
The Lyrics of Leonard Cohen. London: Omnibus Press, 2009.
Poems and Songs. New York: Random House (Everyman’s Library Pocket Poets), 2011.
Fifteen Poems. New York: Everyman’s Library/Random House, 2012. (eBook)

cohenl-13NOVELS
The Favorite Game. London, New York, Toronto: Secker & Warburg, Viking P, McClelland & Stewart, 1963. Reissued as The Favourite Game. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart [New Canadian Library], 1994.
Beautiful Losers. New York, Toronto: Viking Press, McClelland & Stewart, 1966. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart [New Canadian Library], 1991, 2003.

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