The poems in Book of Mercy brim with praise, despair, anger, doubt and trust. Speaking from the heart of the modern world, yet in tones that resonate with an older devotional tradition, these verses give voice to our deepest, most powerful intuitions. Internationally celebrated for his writing and his music, Leonard Cohen is revered as one of the greatest writers, performers, and most consistently daring artists of the last hundred years.
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About the Author
LEONARD COHEN's artistic career began with the publication of Let Us Compare Mythologies. Since then, he has published twelve books, including two novels, The Favourite Game and Beautiful Losers, and, most recently, Stranger Music: Selected Poems and Songs and the #1 national bestseller Book of Longing. He has made eighteen albums, the latest being Live in London. Numerous tribute albums, in many languages, have celebrated his songs.
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Book of Mercy based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
If there are a couple of books in this life besides the Bible that you should read in order to reach self-enlightenment, this one is another one. Leonard Cohen truly is a descendant from Aaron and a modern-day prophet, where we need prophets and he shows us the Light of God and of Evil, of love and of hate and pretty much any theme you can think of. Many excellent quotes I which I could share, but I am going to keep them to myself! Read for yourself!
If the central truth of life is loneliness, then this is the book of experience. How one finds oneself in bleak acceptance of Divine love. As solitary man encounters the Creator, all becomes possible. Failure follows pride, and ends in filth and despair. But the book is about mercy, not about justice, and how to cloak oneself in a return to the first Word, the name written on the chaos. Life is broken, but a spark can remain to be shared, protected in the slim possibility of communion. This book will read itself into the night, with or without you.
this came out around the same time as 'various positions' and was in theme. private prayers published as poetry. nothing wrong with that.