Book of Longing
Leonard Cohen

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Narrated By: Leonard Cohen

Duration: 3 hours and 12 minutes

What to expect

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Book of Longing written and read by Leonard Cohen.

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 2006, when this book was first published.
Book of Longing demonstrates the range and depth of Cohen's work, revealing an extraordinary gift of language that speaks with rare clarity, passion and timelessness.

'Awe-inspiring. . . Cohen emerges as the wry, sensual mystic his champions have always known he was' Sunday Telegraph

'Exceptional. Clear yet steamy, cosmic yet private, both playful and profound. . . as soulful a credo as he has ever put on paper' New York Times

'Cohen maps this wasteland of the heart with humour, and sometimes anger' Independent


Poetry by individual poets, Literary studies: poetry & poets, Musical scores, lyrics & libretti

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