leonard cited in novel `the bone clocks`

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leonard cited in novel `the bone clocks`

Postby sebmelmoth2003 » Tue Jul 07, 2015 12:25 pm

page 318 - uk paperback edition.

novel by david mitchell.

...leonard cohen's `dance me to end of love` sashays through my head...

in context - writer crispin hershey en route to a retributive mission against arch-critic richard cheeseman.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bone_Clocks
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Re: leonard cited in novel `the bone clocks`

Postby rike » Tue Jul 07, 2015 7:49 pm

Interesting! It seems that LC is mentioned in all kinds of works by writers good and trying, all over the globe.
His Story of Isaac plays an ominous role in Davide Longo's IlCaso Bramard.
There is a German translation, but I did not find an English one yet.
If there isn't a thread for "LC mentioned in works of fiction, etc.," maybe you could start one.
"...A manual for living with defeat..."
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Re: leonard cited in novel `the bone clocks`

Postby rike » Sun Aug 02, 2015 7:51 pm

From a review in Kurier::

Der Mörder schickt Verse von Leonard Cohen

Nur schön langsam! Für diesen Italiener muss man sich/soll man sich viel Zeit nehmen.
In "Der aufrechte Mann" hat der spannende Davide Longo ein Italien am Ende beschrieben.
Es wird geplündert, vergewaltigt, ermordet. Es gibt kein Geld, kein Benzin, kein Brot.

Die Grenzen sind zu.

Grenzsoldaten schießen.

Trotzdem bleibt noch Kultur im Land – nämlich ein Lied von Leonard Cohen, inmitten der Barbarei stimmt es jemand an.

In "Der Fall Bramard", Longos neuem Roman, erklingt neuerlich Leonard Cohen: Story of Isaac (auf YouTube live, Konzert in Warschau, 1985).

Der Vater, der seinen Sohn Gott opfern will.

"Ihr müsst das nicht mehr tun", singt Cohen.
"...A manual for living with defeat..."

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