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Leonard Cohen : hallelujah : a new biography / Tim Footman.

By: Footman, Tim.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New Malden, Surrey : Chrome Dreams, 2009Edition: First edition.Description: 272 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781842404720 (pbk.); 1842404725 (pbk.).Subject(s): Cohen, Leonard, 1934-2016 | Lyricists -- Canada -- Biography | Singers -- Canada -- Biography | Poets, Canadian -- 20th century -- BiographyDDC classification: 92 COH
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

A major recording artist since the release of his first album in 1967, the legend that is Leonard Cohen has had a revival of extraordinary proportions during the past two years. After spending the best part of the previous decade living in a monastery and meditating 12 hours a day, music's most eloquent poet has returned. Tim Footman tells Cohen's entire, fascinating story and goes on to include details of his newest material - his first for a decade. Features many new interviews with key Cohen associates and the most updated material available.

Includes discography (p. 236-258), bibliography (p. 259-264) and index.

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Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • About the Author (p. 4)
  • Preface: Let us prepare mythologies (p. 7)
  • Chapter 1 I want to be the kind of hero (p. 13)
  • Chapter 2 The Montreal poem factory (p. 20)
  • Chapter 3 How many people in this city (p. 27)
  • Chapter 4 European monasteries (p. 31)
  • Chapter 5 The Spanish voices laugh (p. 36)
  • Chapter 6 On the very threshold of greatness (p. 41)
  • Chapter 7 The gargoyles of guilt (p. 48)
  • Chapter 8 He wants to trade the game he knows for shelter (p. 55)
  • Chapter 9 She gets you on her wavelength (p. 63)
  • Chapter 10 The beauty of the word (p. 72)
  • Chapter 11 A saint does not dissolve the chaos (p. 79)
  • Chapter 12 When I am on a pedestal (p. 82)
  • Chapter 13 I am only whispering (p. 87)
  • Chapter 14 Let's all get even (p. 93)
  • Chapter 15 Because it is so horrible between us (p. 101)
  • Chapter 16 My masterpiece unsigned (p. 109)
  • Chapter 17 Complain, complain, that's all you've done (p. 116)
  • Chapter 18 I ache in the places where I used to play (p. 122)
  • Chapter 19 And the mountain's going to shout amen (p. 129)
  • Chapter 20 The bad monk (p. 139)
  • Chapter 21 Live my life in Babylon (p. 147)
  • Chapter 22 Exceptionally kind in my old age (p. 152)
  • Chapter 23 It's been hell, it's been swell (p. 157)
  • Chapter 24 We're busted in the blinding lights (p. 162)
  • Notes (p. 167)
  • Conclusion: End of my life in art (p. 179)
  • Appendix I The baffled king composing (p. 198)
  • Appendix II Leonard and Robert (p. 215)
  • Appendix III My favourite songs of Leonard Cohen (p. 229)
  • Notes (p. 231)
  • Discography: I can't remember one line or where to look (p. 236)
  • Index (p. 266)