Leonard Cohen on Leonard Cohen: Interviews and Encounters

Leonard Cohen on Leonard Cohen Interviews and Encounters Leonard Cohen one of the most admired performers of the last half century has had a stranger than fiction roller coaster ride of a life Now for the first time he tells his story in his own words

  • Title: Leonard Cohen on Leonard Cohen: Interviews and Encounters
  • Author: JeffBurger
  • ISBN: 9781613747582
  • Page: 424
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Leonard Cohen, one of the most admired performers of the last half century, has had a stranger than fiction, roller coaster ride of a life Now, for the first time, he tells his story in his own words, via than 50 interviews conducted worldwide between 1966 and 2012 In Leonard Cohen on Leonard Cohen which includes a foreword by singer Suzanne Vega and eighLeonard Cohen, one of the most admired performers of the last half century, has had a stranger than fiction, roller coaster ride of a life Now, for the first time, he tells his story in his own words, via than 50 interviews conducted worldwide between 1966 and 2012 In Leonard Cohen on Leonard Cohen which includes a foreword by singer Suzanne Vega and eight pages of rarely seen photos the artist talks about Bird on the Wire, Hallelujah, and his other classic songs He candidly discusses his famous romances, his years in a Zen monastery, his ill fated collaboration with producer Phil Spector, his long battle with depression, and much You ll find interviews that first appeared in the New York Times and Rolling Stone, but also material that has not previously been printed in English A few have not been available until now in any format, including many illuminating reminiscences that contributors supplied specifically for this definitive anthology.

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    1. Ok. I have always had a soft spot for Leonard Cohen, so I enjoyed this book very much. My parents, and grandparents have always loved the guy, so I have listened to many of his albums. I agree, his voice is SO LOW, but I am in love with his lyrics. Why did I rate this only 4 stars? Well you see, Leonard Cohen is not really my favorite singer, but my favorite song-writer. So, for his songs, I would rate it 2-3 stars, and his poems, I would rate them 5 stars. If this makes any sense.

    2. If you like Leonard Cohen as much as I do, you'll love this book. Interviews from 1966 to 2012. Cohen has a stock persona that he skips out for interviewers so there's some repetition here, but at least he's been consistent through the years. I really enjoyed learning more about him and particularly the interview where he discusses his relationships to both Judaism and Buddhism. He's so much his own person. I think I love him not only for his wonderful songs and poetry, but for his sometimes sta [...]

    3. I read this one after reading a book about Leonard Cohen and a poetry book by Leonard, "Book of Longing". Maybe reading this one was a bridge too far. There's quite a lot of repetition amongst the interviews as you'd expect when a bunch of them come at the same time as a record was released. Eventually halfway through it, I zoned out and gave up on it. Lesson is, don't read this as part of a Lenny binge.

    4. This is a great thick book about (600 pages!) targeted at serious fans of Leonard Cohen. Burger has compiled over fifty interviews and articles written about Cohen over the years, some never before seen in print. Burger has been meticulous in choosing the interviews he has presented, ensuring that each brings out something a little different or something additional from what has been written about this poet, novelist, songwriter and singer. Each interview begins with a preface written by Burger [...]

    5. This is an interesting anthology of interviews that shows how Leonard Cohen evolved through the years. I saw a good man throughout, who seemed happy at the end. One of the most interesting aspects of the book itself is how few interviewers understood him at the beginning. As his fame grew, the interviews completely changed.

    6. Leonard Cohen on Leonard Cohen is a collection of his interviews from the days when he was a novelist in Montreal to the days when he got known to the world as the 'Poet and Singer'. Leonard Cohen is a fascinating character, at times a deeply troubling one and that I got to know by listening to his songs, and poems over the years. I have listened to him when I was happy; when I was going through rough patches, when I was undecided in my life, and I never felt disappointed. He always had somethin [...]

    7. I adored this book. Leonard is so wise, so unassuming and honest to a fault. I wrote down some of the things he said. I admire him so and am so grateful I got to see him in person as well as on his videos. His life has both been hard and blessed. It always brings tears to my eyes to see how revered and honored he is at his concerts. He was so generous with all the many journalists who interviewed him and even if he repeated stories you really got a good picture of his amazing life. I read mostly [...]

    8. If you really wanted to know who Leonard Cohen was, this is the book. Interviews with various people and Leonard over the years, written by Leonard and edited by Jeff Burger, who never met him. Interesting man, interesting book, fabulous photos. Truly a gentleman who lived his life by his own terms.

    9. Loads of insight and interesting stuff here but quite a few stories repeat. I put that to the fact that so many people ask him the same questions year after year. That said you really do get a sense of his growth and evolution. I wish there were a few more recent interviews but maybe a revised and extended edition in a year or so will add them. Well worth reading fan or not.

    10. Reading these interviews with Leonard over the years is the closest thing to having your own private conversation with him. If that's something you've always dreamed about then this is the book for you. No subject is off limits, no request for information refused. And he's actually very funny a lot of the time.

    11. No, I didn't read all of this. There were a massive amount of interviews. All of the ones I read were interesting in some way. I will say this, Leonard becomes much more humble as he gets older. The young LC was more of a my art this and here is the deeper meaning interviewee when he was younger. Overall, a pretty fascinating guy with no shortage of quality sound bites. Jedi.

    12. A fun collection of interviews on a great artist. Spans 40+ years, like his career. Nothing terribly insightful, but all in all, a fun chance to see his evolution from different journalists' experiences.

    13. A must for Cohen fans, but I found the style too choppy to enjoy - a collection of interviews. Interesting to read them in chronological order, I guess, but it didn't hold my interest. Just my preference, I guess.

    14. Insightful and interesting. LC is fascinating subject. Some stories get repeated through out the book, at least LC is on message!

    15. l love his literatures and hierarchy,it is really great,fantastic,glorious and ecstatic.full of positive factors ace to LEONARD COHEN.

    16. I love Leonard Cohen and so I can easily disregard the occasional repetitious interview. There's a lot fun jumping-off points for various studying and conversing.

    17. Some of the ideas in the interviews repeat themselves, yes, but still, it's even more interesting since it gives you another idea of Cohen's mind and what does he say when he's asked the same questions over the years. After a couple of biographies I've read about the special artist Cohen, this book gave me a chance to see even another angel in a new light. It's a great read, mostly for fans.

    18. This beautiful, gracious, wise, humorous and humble man, who is so eloquent and honest in his novels, poems and songs, is also eloquent and honest in interviews. What gems he reveals in conversation. Almost every interviewer speaks of his gentlemanly manners and his humility. Here he is, early on, speaking about "The Story of Isaac:"“It is hard to step outside the center of a song when you’ve written it and explain it to anyone, including yourself. All you know as a writer, as an artist, or [...]

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