New book: LC - Still The Man

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Re: New book: LC - Still The Man

Postby Geoffrey » Sun Aug 02, 2015 7:39 pm

jarkko wrote:Looking forward to comments from someone who has seen the book.
it seems the original book cover has been slightly altered, and now boasts an 'UNOFFICIAL' stamp. an unofficial biography will, of course, always sound more attractive than an official one - gives the impression of being less censored. the first image here is from 'leonard cohen files', the second from 'cohencentric'. i hope those of you who have placed an order receive the version you like best.
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Re: New book: LC - Still The Man

Postby leonardthecat » Sat Aug 08, 2015 10:22 am

I got the book a few days ago. Glad it was cheap.
Same old stuff and photo's.
Coming to a bargain bin near you very soon.
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Re: New book: LC - Still The Man

Postby cohenadmirer » Sat Aug 08, 2015 3:54 pm

leonardthecat wrote:I got the book a few days ago. Glad it was cheap.
Same old stuff and photo's.
Coming to a bargain bin near you very soon.
I more or less agree with that.This is mainly a book of photographs ( high quality) with relatively little text and what text there is is neither illuminating for anyone likely to look at this forum , nor particularly well written.For those who don't know much about LC ( and there are many :shock: ) it is - perhaps -OK as an introduction.
On the positive side , it is physically well produced , printed on good quality paper , is already at a bargain basement price , and , sometimes a positive , can be consumed during a lazy afternoon without the need for much in the way of intellectual effort. I'm sure our friend Geoffrey would see that as advantageous given his last remark in this thread!
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Re: New book: LC - Still The Man

Postby jarkko » Sun Aug 09, 2015 10:23 am

My copy of the book arrived on Friday. 9,50 eur including postage (from Adlibris). It bears the "Unofficial" stamp, too, so it's obvious that the cover has been edited between the advance announcement and the printing. I will update the cover photo at the Files.
Nice design and representative selection of photos (coming from various photo agencies) but nothing new for us who have a lot of previous books. This works as a short and cheap introduction to LC for beginners.

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Re: New book: LC - Still The Man

Postby cohenadmirer » Sun Aug 09, 2015 6:03 pm

Some of the photographs are very fine indeed - for example the one on page 8/9 !
The best aspects of the book are the photographs and the short , well chosen, quotes - usually from Leonard- that begin each short chapter.

Thanks for cleaning this thread , and also for keeping the less 'on topic' posts in a new thread only accessible to members. A good compromise between total liberalism and censorship.
A post of mine which was re-positioned advised that the book can easily be bought for under £5 in the UK .
At that price it is well worth buying
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Re: New book: LC - Still The Man

Postby depe » Mon Aug 10, 2015 11:26 am

I received this book at the week-end. Fairly well produced and lots of pictures of Leonard through the years, but nothing I didn't already know, so probably a bit disappointing overall.
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Re: New book: LC - Still The Man

Postby jarkko » Mon Aug 10, 2015 11:32 am

Have a look at this thread, too: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=36190&p=355131#p355131
(A photo of Marianne in the book shows an unidentified woman who just visited the island).
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Re: New book: LC - Still The Man

Postby Cheshire gal » Tue Aug 11, 2015 2:47 am

I received my book today. Very nice pictures of Leonard, and I like that photo on page 8/9 also David. I wonder how many more will be printed. Not much more information to be had of Leonard really, unless as he told Dr.HGuy 'Maybe he will write his autobiography'
Now that would be a 'must read'.
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Re: New book: LC - Still The Man

Postby Sandra Tenanten » Fri Aug 14, 2015 5:39 pm

This seems like it would be amazing. Is there a Kobo version?
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Re: New book: LC - Still The Man

Postby jarkko » Sun Aug 06, 2017 9:38 am

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French translation of Irwin's book will be published on September 29.
Publisher: Editions de l'Imprévu
Collection : LEGENDES DU ROCK
ISBN-13: 979-102950682
128 pages
Dominique Boile has got a review copy of the book and reports that the text has been updated with "You Want It Darker" and Leonard's death.

Note that this cover does not have the "UNOFFICIAL" stamp that was added to the original English edition in 2015 (the status of this book has not changed!!)
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