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Gallery of Books/Win signed Blue Alert!

Postby jarkko » Mon Dec 19, 2005 10:52 am

Tom and I have been working a month on a new section for my Files and his Thousand Kisses website. We have collected more than 170 editions of Leonard's books for this digital archive. We show scans of the front covers and give main details for every edition.

Many contributions have also been received from friends in several countries, but The Gallery is not ready yet. Many editions are missing. For instance we have only a fraction of German editions.

To make the Gallery as complete as possible we have also organized a Winter Contest. Participants get a chance to win a signed Blue Alert album, or Cohen live DVD. Read more at http://www.leonardcohenfiles.com/wincon.html

It's exciting to see how different layouts these editions have. The style varies from country to country, and of course the decade is also an important factor - next year will be the 50th anniversary of Let Us Compare Mythologies, and many of his books have been printed in four decades.

Here are direct links to the Gallery:
http://www.leonardcohenfiles.com/cg-front.html
http://www.leonardcohencroatia.com/booksgallery.php

Enjoy (and take part in our Winter Contest!)

Tom & Jarkko
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Postby jurica » Mon Dec 19, 2005 6:16 pm

congratulations Jarkko and Tom on finishing the heavy task you took, and thanx to you and all the guys who helped you to collect the pieces!
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Postby Fljotsdale » Mon Dec 19, 2005 11:15 pm

WOW!! :D
Only just found this video of LC:
http://ca.youtube.com/user/leonardcohen?ob=4" target="_blank

This one does make me cry.
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Postby jarkko » Thu Dec 22, 2005 10:34 am

Our Winter contest has already resulted in a number of new entries to the Gallery of Books. Like this one from Iran (received from Soheyl Dahi) - it's a collection of song lyrics from the very first album all the way to The Future.

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The title is "Last Year's Man". The white text on the cover reads 'Cohen' and the red part right below it on the right reads 'Leonard'
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Postby lizzytysh » Thu Dec 22, 2005 1:44 pm

The Iran cover is stunning ~ the beauty of the writing adds so much artistic interest of its own. Until becoming part of this site, I never realized that record albums/cds and even books had different covers in various countries :shock: .

This new section ~ HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to you, Tom :D and Jarkko :D ~ is SO interesting 8) ! I love seeing how the different social norms around the world impact the freedom of expression in the visuals. France's are erotic and lovely. Many are art pieces in themselves.

We needed that book on Hydra :wink: and someone who reads Iranian :shock: [I'm sure that's not what the language itself is called, however].

Really beautiful. And they still keep coming... 8)

~ Lizzy
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Postby linda_lakeside » Thu Dec 22, 2005 1:55 pm

We needed that book on Hydra and someone who reads Iranian [I'm sure that's not what the language itself is called, however].
Iranian?? :D We must practice our accents though, I think. :wink: Likely Arabic. Still, our accents have got to go... !
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Postby tomsakic » Thu Dec 22, 2005 3:46 pm

The word is "Parsi". Persian. :wink:
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Postby linda_lakeside » Thu Dec 22, 2005 3:59 pm

Parsi it is, then. :wink:
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Postby lizzytysh » Thu Dec 22, 2005 4:20 pm

Ahhhh......Parsi ~ Persian 8) .

Rumi's native language, yes :) ?

Beautiful.

Thanks, Tom :D

~ Lizzy
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Postby linda_lakeside » Thu Dec 22, 2005 4:28 pm

Parsi is the old 'Persian'?? Well, guess who failed geography? However, as my excuse, the lines were being drawn, and re-drawn, and are still doing the same thing, as we speak. I have a ring which was bought for me long ago in a shop called Persian Arts. It sounds exotic and it was. 8)
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Postby lizzytysh » Thu Dec 22, 2005 4:48 pm

Actually, I'm not sure, either, whether my conjecture is right. I'm just hoping, as I know he was from ancient Persia.
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Postby linda_lakeside » Thu Dec 22, 2005 4:51 pm

You mean the fellow that gave me the ring? :lol:

Sorry, couldn't help it. Not quite 6 out here, yet.
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Postby lizzytysh » Thu Dec 22, 2005 5:04 pm

:wink:

On a serious note, however, what does the ring look like? I love that kind of jewelry.
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Postby linda_lakeside » Thu Dec 22, 2005 5:21 pm

It is a gold band, with a very elaborate embossing, not inscription. It's quite, I was going to say 'flowery', but it's more both 'plain' and 'elaborate' in its design.

The words (when transcribed) have a lot of meaning. I've had it many years. Ancient, indeed. At the time of its purchase, it was unique, now there are 'knock-off' shops that sell items like this on the cheap. Still, I've always had a weakness for all things ancient. Even the music. In Iran, and other countries like that, they sing songs literally thousand of years old. North America was just a ..deep green forest, too silent to be real...

Linda.

PS: And it's always the sentiment that counts with these old items. I have a lot of jade as well - same thing almost, in that certain phrases/designs are passed down through the ages.
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Postby tomsakic » Thu Dec 22, 2005 5:22 pm

Actually, I heard "Farsi" more often that "Parsi". It seems that all three words seems to be correct: Farsi, Parsi, and Persian language.
Persian (فارسی = Fârsi ... پارسی = Pârsi), (local name in Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan: ‘Fârsi’), ‘Pârsi’ (older local name, but still used by some speakers), Tajik (a Central Asian dialect) or Dari (another local name in Tajikistan and Afghanistan), is a language spoken in Iran, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Bahrain, and elsewhere.
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persian_language

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