Book of Longing is Leonard Cohen's first book of new poetry since Book of Mercy was published two decades ago. It collects Cohen's poetry written between the 1980s and the present, and also includes his wonderfully witty and sensuous illustrations, including numerous playful self-portraits. The illustrations interact with, and complement, the poetry in unexpected and fascinating ways. Book of Longing demonstrates the range and depth of Cohen's work, revealing an extraordinary gift of language and visual art that speak with rare clarity, passion and timelessness.
About the Author
Leonard Cohen was born in Montreal in 1934. He attended McGill University and published his first collection of poetry, The Spice Box of Earth, in 1956. Since then he has published eleven books, including two novels, The Favourite Game (1963) and Beautiful Losers (1966). He has made seventeen albums, the latest being Dear Heather (2004). Numerous tribute albums, in many languages, have celebrated his songs. His work is known and loved throughout the world.