God is Alive, Magic is Afoot


Author: Leonard Cohen

Publisher: Aurum PressLtd


Category: Poetry

Page: 64

View: 6343

An illustrated mantra style poem taken from the novel, BEAUTIFUL USERS, by the Canadian singer and songwriter, Leonard Cohen.

The Lyrics of Leonard Cohen: Enhanced Edition


Author: Leonard Cohen

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 1783238836

Category: Music

Page: 176

View: 5339

*ENHANCED EDITION* With playlists to Leonard Cohen’s and other artist’s recordings of each song in this collection, as well as an interactive timeline of his life; rediscover one of the UK’s most treasured songwriters. The enhanced The Lyrics of Leonard Cohen is a career-spanning collection, containing the lyrics of Suzanne, Hallelujah, So Long, Marianne, Everybody Knows, Famous Blue Raincoat and many more, including songs written but never recorded by Cohen himself. Blackly comic, tender, and polished until they shone like diamonds, Cohen’s lyrics were unmistakeable. Cohen was an accomplished novelist and poet before releasing his first album, Songs of Leonard Cohen. His music documented the tender yearnings and salved the heartbreaks of romantics around the world for six decades. The Lyrics of Leonard Cohen is an examination of the literary influence of the master wordsmith and a dazzling display of the work of one of our most passionate musical artists.

From Cohen to Carson

The Poet's Novel in Canada


Author: Ian Rae

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773577580

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 400

View: 3864

Detailed case studies of novels by Leonard Cohen, Michael Ondaatje, George Bowering, Daphne Marlatt, and Anne Carson, as well as sections on A.M. Klein and Anne Michaels, reveal how these authors framed their early novels according to formal precedents established in their poetry. In tracking the authors’ shift from lyric to long poem to novel, Rae also investigates their experiments with non-literary art forms - photography, painting, film. The authors discussed combine disparate genres and media to alter notions of narrative coherence in the novel and engage the diverse but fragmented cultural histories of Canadian society.

Beautiful Losers


Author: Leonard Cohen

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307778574

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 5435

One of the best-known experimental novels of the 1960s, Beautiful Losers is Leonard Cohen’ s most defiant and uninhibited work. As imagined by Cohen, hell is an apartment in Montreal, where a bereaved and lust-tormented narrator reconstructs his relations with the dead. In that hell two men and a woman twine impossibly and betray one another again and again. Memory blurs into blasphemous sexual fantasy--and redemption takes the form of an Iroquois saint and virgin who has been dead for 300 years but still has the power to save even the most degraded of her suitors. First published in 1966, Beautiful Losers demonstrates that its author is not only a superb songwriter but also a novelist of visionary power. Funny, harrowing, and fiercely moving, it is a classic erotic tragedy, incandescent in its prose and exhilarating for its risky union of sexuality and faith.

Deleuzian Events

Writing History


Author: Hanjo Berressem,Leyla Haferkamp

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3643101740

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 381

View: 2001

Deleuzian Events: Writing / History brings together articles that deal with Gilles Deleuze's concept of "the event," many of them written by leading Deleuze scholars. The eminently transdisciplinary collection relates the Deleuzian event to the larger cultural field, addressing not only the philosophy of the event, but also its history, its politics and its presence in the arts. Among the variety of topics are zeta-physics, modern dance and postcolonial history. It is indispensable reading for anyone interested in how to make Deleuzian philosophy a productive force within contemporary life.

Coterminous Worlds

Magical Realism and Contemporary Post-colonial Literature in English


Author: E. Linguanti,Francesco Maria Casotti,Carmen Concilio

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042004481

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 282

View: 7402

The present collection of essays endeavours to furnish informed responses to central questions posed by the editors: Is the fact that the marvellous coexists with the factual and never resolves itself into the supernatural an indication that the whole literary project of 'magical realism' is an instrumental and representational form which can be regarded as particularly suitable for reconciling dichotomies and oppositions otherwise experienced as intolerable? Was 'magical realism' an explosive process in cultural dynamics, taking place at intersections of heterogeneous cultures most favourable to the efflorescence of this type of literature? The authors of the various essays - on Patrick White and David Malouf, Ben Okri, Syl Cheney-Coker, Robert Kroetsch, Gwendolyn MacEwan, Jack Hodgins, Salman Rushdie, Janet Frame, Wilson Harris and others - provide a dynamic focus on the reality at stake beneath the surface representations of 'magical realism' in post-colonial literatures.

Reformation of the Holy

A Sociology of Religion


Author: Barbara Hargrove

Publisher: N.A


Category: Religion and sociology

Page: 315

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15 Canadian Poets X2


Author: Gary Geddes

Publisher: N.A


Category: Canadian poetry

Page: 568

View: 3237

This collection now reaches back to include E.J. Pratt, A.M. Klein, F.R. Scott, Miriam Waddington, and Ralph Gustafson, and forward to include a representative sampling of the best writing of Anne Szumigalski, Robrt Kroetsch, Bronwen Wallace, Robert Bringhurst, and Robyn Sarah. (A selection of Gary Geddes's own work is also included.) There are not only short lyrics by these poets but a strong selection of longer poems by Pratt, Livesay, Newlove, Kroetsch, and others. The entire anthology provides an excellent overview of Canadian poetry in this century, presenting new subjects and new forms; an increase of poetics in the Notes; and a greater range of choices for teacher and student.



Author: Terri Windling,Mark Alan Arnold

Publisher: Ace Books

ISBN: 9780441204052

Category: Fiction

Page: 404

View: 2290

Stories and poems deal with kings, vampires, giants, bards, sorcerers, and enchanted beasts