article in Tablet magazine

Leonard Cohen's previous album (January 2012)
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article in Tablet magazine

Postby barbarita » Sat Feb 04, 2012 7:43 am

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Re: article in Tablet magazine

Postby MaryB » Sun Feb 05, 2012 10:59 pm

You're right barbarita, it is an excellent article! Most of my LC info comes from the LC files and this forum and I have never read such a detailed account of the IOW concert. It is amazing. And, Liel Leibovitz is writing a book about LC?
If this article is any indication of the quality of his upcoming book, it will be amazing!

Thank you so very much for this link!

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Re: article in Tablet magazine

Postby Sochijava » Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:15 am

Absolutely wonderful article, thanks so much for posting.
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Re: article in Tablet magazine

Postby lizzytysh » Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:44 am

I'm just blown away by this article and look forward to the book, too. I've never read or heard such a detailed and evocative account of the Isle of Wight concert. Amazing! So easy to imagine Leonard doing all of this so effectively.

Thanks SO MUCH for posting this barbarita!!!

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Re: article in Tablet magazine

Postby sturgess66 » Tue Feb 18, 2014 5:48 pm

MaryB wrote:You're right barbarita, it is an excellent article! Most of my LC info comes from the LC files and this forum and I have never read such a detailed account of the IOW concert. It is amazing. And, Liel Leibovitz is writing a book about LC?
If this article is any indication of the quality of his upcoming book, it will be amazing!
Thank you so very much for this link!
Best regards,
Mary
Available in May - the book is listed for pre-order at Amazon - here ---> http://www.amazon.com/Broken-Hallelujah ... nard+cohen
A Broken Hallelujah: Rock and Roll, Redemption, and the Life of Leonard Cohen Hardcover
by Liel Leibovitz (Author)

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Brings to life a passionate poet-turned-musician and what compels him and his work.
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?

These are the questions at the heart of A Broken Hallelujah, a meditation on the singer, his music, and the ideas and beliefs at its core. Granted extraordinary access to Cohen’s personal papers, Liel Leibovitz examines the intricacies of the man whose performing career began with a crippling bout of stage fright, yet who, only a few years later, tamed a rowdy crowd on the Isle of Wight, preventing further violence; the artist who had gone from a successful world tour and a movie star girlfriend to a long residency in a remote Zen retreat; and the rare spiritual seeker for whom the principles of traditional Judaism, the tenets of Zen Buddhism, and the iconography of Christianity all align. The portrait that emerges is that of an artist attuned to notions of justice, lust, longing, loneliness, and redemption, and possessing the sort of voice and vision commonly reserved only for the prophets.

More than just an account of Cohen’s life, A Broken Hallelujah is an intimate look at the artist that is as emotionally astute as it is philosophically observant. Delving into the sources and meaning of Cohen’s work, Leibovitz beautifully illuminates what Cohen is telling us and why we listen so intensely.
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Re: article in Tablet magazine

Postby sereneava » Wed Feb 19, 2014 5:43 am

Thank you barbarita and Sturgess66. I loved the article and look forward to the book.
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Re: article in Tablet magazine

Postby MaryB » Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:07 pm

This link is much appreciated - thanks so very much, Linda!!!
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