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Leonard Cohen, Untold Stories: The Early Years

Post by WiTS » Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:08 pm

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About the book
The extraordinary life of one of the world’s greatest music and literary icons, in the words of those who knew him best.

Poet, novelist, singer-songwriter, artist, prophet, icon—there has never been a figure like Leonard Cohen. He was a true giant in contemporary western culture, entertaining and inspiring people everywhere with his work. From his groundbreaking and bestselling novels, The Favourite Game and Beautiful Losers, to timeless songs such as “Suzanne,” “Dance Me to the End of Love,” and “Hallelujah,” Cohen is a cherished artist. His death in 2016 was felt around the world by the many fans and followers who would miss his warmth, humour, intellect, and piercing insights.

Leonard Cohen, The Untold Stories chronicles the full breadth of his extraordinary life. The first of three volumes—The Early Years—follows him from his boyhood in Montreal to university, and his burgeoning literary career to the world of music, culminating with his first international tour in 1970.

Through the voices of those who knew him best—family and friends, colleagues and contemporaries, rivals, business partners, and his many lovers—the book probes deeply into both Cohen’s public and private life. It also paints a portrait of an era, the social, cultural, and political revolutions that shook the 1960s.

In this revealing and entertaining first volume, bestselling author and biographer Michael Posner draws on dozens of interviews to reach beyond the Cohen of myth and reveal the unique, complex, and compelling figure of the real man.

About the author
Michael Posner is an award-winning writer, playwright and journalist, and the author of seven books. These include the Mordecai Richler biography, The Last Honest Man, and the Anne Murray biography, All of Me, both of which were national bestsellers. He was Washington Bureau Chief for Maclean's magazine, and later served as its national, foreign, and assistant managing editor. He was also managing editor of the Financial Times of Canada for three years. He later spent sixteen years as a senior writer with The Globe and Mail.

Publisher: Simon & Schuster (October 6, 2020)
Length: 448 pages
ISBN13: 9781982152635
eBook 9781982152635
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Re: Leonard Cohen, Untold Stories: The Early Years

Post by Mary72 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:32 pm

So looking forward to read Michael's books. Then we can say: Now, Everybody Knows!
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Re: Leonard Cohen, Untold Stories: The Early Years

Post by regensburg » Sat Feb 15, 2020 3:40 am

When is this book available, and who sells it? Thank you.
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Re: Leonard Cohen, Untold Stories: The Early Years

Post by Mary72 » Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:37 am

You can pre-order through Amazon Regensburg.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Leonard-Cohen- ... VDHCXrXo3A
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Re: Leonard Cohen, Untold Stories: The Early Years

Post by Wybe » Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:01 pm

This book will be released on November 12, 2020. Pre orders available on Amazon and bol.com and .....

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Re: Leonard Cohen, Untold Stories: The Early Years

Post by jarkko » Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:22 pm

I have heard that this is the first of three volumes, and covers the years 1934 to 1970.
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Post by WiTS » Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:00 am

Michael Posner
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_P ... ournalist)

Michael Posner, born 1947, is a Canadian journalist, best known as the author of the Mordecai Richler biography The Last Honest Man,[1] the Anne Murray biography All of Me,[2] and The Art of Medicine: Healing and the Limits of Technology with renowned physician, Dr. Herbert Ho Ping Kong.[3]

In his youth he appeared as an actor in the film And No Birds Sing, for which he won the Canadian Film Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Non-Feature at the 21st Canadian Film Awards in 1969.[4] He did not continue to work as an actor, instead becoming a journalist. In 1977, he co-founded Canadian Lawyer Magazine,[5] and went on to write for publications such as the Financial Times of Canada,[6] The Globe and Mail and Toronto Life. His books have included The Big Picture: What Canadians Think About Almost Everything (1990), cowritten with Allan Gregg;[7] Canadian Dreams: The Making and Marketing of Independent Films (1993);[8] and Triple Bypass (2016), about his own recent battle with heart disease.


How Michael Posner suffered heart disease and escaped with his life
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/he ... e14174603/
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Post by jarkko » Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:22 pm

Interview with the author of the book:
https://www.musicconnection.com/kuberni ... d-stories/
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Re: Leonard Cohen, Untold Stories: The Early Years

Post by Geoffrey » Fri Oct 23, 2020 12:03 pm

WiTS wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:08 pm
. . . the book probes deeply into both Cohen’s public and private life.
"there'll be the breaking of the ancient western code, your private life will suddenly explode"
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