LC's Heart With No Companion-A Manual For Living With Defeat

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LC's Heart With No Companion-A Manual For Living With Defeat

Postby DrHGuy » Sun Apr 15, 2012 12:19 pm

Emma Philbin Bowman has written an extraordinarily perceptive essay on the theme of "how to live with grace and beauty, amid our many failures and disappointments" as set forth in Leonard Cohen's "Heart With No Companion." The discussion is marked by the author's unflinching willingness to explore, expose, and explain the unattenuated impact of Cohen's lyrics on herself and extrapolate the results into generalizable, useful insights. It may well be the best analysis of "Heart With No Companion" I've ever read, and I urge you not to miss it.

I have the privilege of posting Emma Bowman's work on my Heck Of A Guy site at http://1heckofaguy.com/2012/04/14/leona ... th-defeat/
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Re: LC's Heart With No Companion-A Manual For Living With De

Postby surrender » Sun Apr 15, 2012 12:44 pm

Definitely the best analysis of the song, written with love and wisdom; great read on Sunday morning.
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Re: LC's Heart With No Companion-A Manual For Living With De

Postby MaryB » Mon Apr 16, 2012 11:35 pm

A wonderful essay! Thank you Emma and Allan.
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Re: LC's Heart With No Companion-A Manual For Living With De

Postby Diane » Wed Apr 18, 2012 1:36 am

Thank you so much for this piece. Oh, the profundity of sorrow...
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Re: LC's Heart With No Companion-A Manual For Living With Defeat

Postby lindyasimus » Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:22 am

Sadly Allan's link is no longer leading to the essay. Here is one that is still active. http://www.emmapb.com/leonardcohen/

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