So Long Leonard (new Norwegian book)

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So Long Leonard (new Norwegian book)

Postby jarkko » Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:16 pm

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New Norwegian book:
SO LONG, LEONARD COHEN
Norske forfattere om Leonard Cohen

Eleven Norwegian authors and journalists write about Leonard Cohen, his life and work.
Leonard's exceptional popularity in Norway is discussed.
A selection of photos and list of all his concerts in Norway.

Articles by the following authors: Morten Ståle Nilsen (editor), Susanne Hedemann Hiorth, Håvard Rem, Eldrid Lunden, Terje Dragseth, Fredrik Wandrup, Arvid Skancke-Knutsen, Tom Skjeklesæther, Ruth Lillegraven, Erling Aadland, Kari Hesthamar. Pedro Carmona-Alvarez

Falck Förlag, Norway, April 18, 2017.
Language: Norwegian (bokmål)
ISBN: 9788293039662
Format: 21 x 21 cm,
164 pages, hard cover

Thanks to Anne Riise for the book!!!
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Re: So Long Leonard (new Norwegian book)

Postby rike » Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:21 pm

Will it be available in English translation?
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Re: So Long Leonard (new Norwegian book)

Postby Geoffrey » Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:40 pm

rike wrote:
Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:21 pm
Will it be available in English translation?
unlikely, but i can borrow it when it comes into the library and tell you if there are any juicy bits. took this picture while there today :-)
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Re: So Long Leonard (new Norwegian book)

Postby rike » Sat Jun 24, 2017 10:34 am

Thank you. It always amazes me how writers still can find new, imaginative, moving ways to express their appreciation of LC.
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Re: So Long Leonard (new Norwegian book)

Postby Geoffrey » Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:04 pm

took this a few minutes ago. the lady behind the counter says they are selling well. i just bought a copy (379 krones) so have not yet had time to read it. saw there were one or two interesting photos inside :-)
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leonard clapping at an open air 'a-ha' concert.
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Re: So Long Leonard (new Norwegian book)

Postby Geoffrey » Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:52 am

arvid skancke-knutsen writes on page 21:

i met leonard cohen in 1988, about the time his 'i'm your man' album was released. i told him i had been to a nightclub the evening before, where 'first we take manhattan' was repeatedly played over the speakers.

he put his friendly eyes onto me, and asked, "did people dance?"

i confirmed that people had danced, that the floor was packed with people.

leonard suddenly gave a smile. he then raised his slender hands into the air, making the sleeves on his elegant suit roll up - and said: "so, then i am not dead!"
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Re: So Long Leonard (new Norwegian book)

Postby rike » Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:17 pm

Thank you. I look forward to further tidbits as you read.
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