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The Flame

by Leonard Cohen - £14.99  Canongate (2019)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9781786893147 | ISBN 10: 1786893142

The final collection of poetry from the world’s greatest lyricist Leonard Cohen, introduced by his son Adam Cohen.
 
The Flame is a stunning collection of Leonard Cohen’s last poems and writings, selected and ordered by Cohen in the final months of his life. The book contains an extensive selection from Cohen’s notebooks, featuring lyrics, prose pieces and illustrations, which he kept in poetic form throughout his life, and offers an unprecedentedly intimate look inside the life and mind of a singular artist and thinker.
 
An enormously powerful final chapter in Cohen’s storied literary career, The Flame showcases the full range of Leonard Cohen’s lyricism, from the exquisitely transcendent to the darkly funny. By turns devastatingly sad and winningly strange, these are the works of a poet and lyricist who has plumbed the depths of our darkest questions and come up wanting, yearning for more.

(Price & availability last checked: October 2019)

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