So Long Marianne in translation

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So Long Marianne in translation

Postby sceachgeal » Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:04 am

Hi all,

Norwegian radio journalist Kari Hesthamar wrote a book in 2008 called So Long Marianne which tells the story of Marianne Ihlen and her relationship with Leonard Cohen in Hydra, and elsewhere, in the 1960s. This book has not yet been translated into English but the ‘rights’ are still available and a translation can be arranged. Is there any animo on this site, and a small financial commitment, to see this project off the ground? I am quite ahppy to do the donkey work.
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Re: So Long Marianne in translation

Postby Maarten » Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:17 am

Hi,
I still have this one on my "wanted" list and would probably buy it, even if it's the Norwegian version but I would DEFINITELY buy the English version!

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Re: So Long Marianne in translation

Postby ladydi » Thu Jun 09, 2011 3:00 am

sceachgeal....I would also be willing to contribute. I doubt her publishers realize the number of English translations that would be purchased. Marianne, although still a lovely lady, has attained somewhat mythical status because of the early LC years, and there were many. She was not only a stunning woman, but she was also obviously LC's muse for many of his earlier songs and poetry, and still touches his life today. I remain hopeful they will consider an English translation...fingers crossed and all that.

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Re: So Long Marianne in translation

Postby leonardmtl » Thu Jun 09, 2011 4:09 pm

I'll join Maarten and Diana.....a "public" way of looking into how a "private" long term relationship with Leonard was really like!
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So Long Marianne in translation - good news

Postby martali » Tue Oct 16, 2012 10:33 pm

I've just found an interesting Facebook page called "Hydra Once Upon A Time":

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hydra-Onc ... 3086249939

There are lots of photos of Marianne & Leonard when they used to live on the island.
Many of them have actual comments by Marianne Ihlen herself. Under a photo of Marianne at Douskos tavern in 1960 there is her comment on the English version of the book:
Marianne Ihlen - Its not my book. Kari met me and we talked and talked. Past is Past dont care about the future. Its here and now. Ok the english version of Karis book will be out Autumn 2013 in Toronto.
Marta :D
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Re: So Long Marianne in translation - good news

Postby holydove » Wed Oct 17, 2012 12:47 am

martali wrote:I've just found an interesting Facebook page called "Hydra Once Upon A Time":

Under a photo of Marianne at Douskos tavern in 1960 there is her comment on the English version of the book:
Marianne Ihlen - Its not my book. Kari met me and we talked and talked. Past is Past dont care about the future. Its here and now. Ok the english version of Karis book will be out Autumn 2013 in Toronto.
Marta :D
Thank you for that, Marta - Great news!!
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Re: So Long Marianne in translation

Postby lizzytysh » Wed Oct 17, 2012 3:18 am

YAY
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Re: So Long Marianne in translation

Postby tomsakic » Mon Oct 22, 2012 12:44 pm

How can we support the English edition? This is really THE Leonard Cohen book I'd like to see published in English...
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Re: So Long Marianne in translation

Postby lizzytysh » Mon Oct 22, 2012 4:06 pm

I'm watching for your answer to this, as well.
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Re: So Long Marianne in translation

Postby tomsakic » Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:26 am

If there's a small publisher willing to take it, I'd paid my copy now in advance... Something like subscription via PayPal? Many small press publishers are doing it.
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Re: So Long Marianne in translation

Postby martali » Tue Oct 23, 2012 3:42 pm

tomsakic wrote:If there's a small publisher willing to take it, I'd paid my copy now in advance... Something like subscription via PayPal? Many small press publisher are doing it.
I'd do the same with a pleasure :D
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Re: So Long Marianne in translation

Postby leonardmtl » Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:42 pm

Count me in !

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Re: So Long Marianne in translation

Postby lizzytysh » Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:53 pm

So would I, Tom... and I believe there are many who would.
Many want to hear from Marianne.
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Re: So Long Marianne in translation

Postby rike » Wed Oct 24, 2012 6:03 am

Tomsakic wrote,
" How can we support the English edition? This is really THE Leonard Cohen book I'd like to see published in English..."

True for me, too. You gave a wonderful suggestion and I'll keep following this thread to find out more details about the publication, etc.
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Re: So Long Marianne in translation

Postby jarkko » Wed Sep 11, 2013 3:06 pm

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The English edition of Marianne's books will be out on June 1, 2014!
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