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A Broken Hallelujah: Rock N Roll Redemption And The Life Of Leonard Cohen

Category: Book
By (author): Leibovitz, Liel
Subject:  BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Composers & Musicians
  MUSIC / General
  MUSIC / Genres & Styles / Folk & Traditional
Publisher: WW Norton
Published: April 2014
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 8.52in x 5.80in x 0.98in
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From The Publisher*Why is it that Leonard Cohen receives the sort of reverence we reserve for a precious few living artists? Why are his songs, three or four decades after their original release, suddenly gracing the charts, blockbuster movie sound tracks, and television singing competitions? And why is it that while most of his contemporaries are either long dead or engaged in uninspired nostalgia tours, Cohen is at the peak of his powers and popularity?
Review Quote*"In , Liel Leibovitz neatly limns the spiritual quest that underpins most of Cohen's work, from Montreal to Tel Aviv and beyond. Less about Suzanne than ‘Suzanne,' Leibovitz's book highlights the novelist behind the songwriter, the poet behind the novelist, and the would-be prophet looming over them all."

"This is a wise book, and it asks poignant and incisive questions… The time is right for an elegant examination of the man's work: his passions, his fears, his poetry, his anger, his loneliness, his redemption. The time is right for Leibovitz's ."

"Absolutely outstanding."
Biographical NoteLiel Leibovitz is a senior writer for Tablet magazine and teaches at New York University. He is the coauthor of Fortunate Sons, Lili Marlene, and The Chosen Peoples. He lives in New York City.