A Broken Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen's Secret Chord

A Broken Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen's Secret Chord


By (author) Liel Leibovitz

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  • Publisher: Sandstone Press Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 153mm x 234mm x 27mm | 472g
  • Publication date: 15 May 2014
  • Publication City/Country: Dingwall
  • ISBN 10: 1908737867
  • ISBN 13: 9781908737861
  • Illustrations note: 10
  • Sales rank: 121,428

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In this philosophical biography, Liel Leibovitz looks at what it is that makes musician/philosopher/poet Leonard Cohen an enduring international figure in the cultural imagination. Born into a Canadian religious Jewish family, for years a reclusive lyricist on the Greek island of Hydra, known for his bold political commentary, his devotion to Buddhist thought and his later despair over contemporary Zionism, Cohen hardly follows the rules of a conventional rock star. Yet the prophetic themes of his music, often filled with pessimism and apocalyptic visions, prove redemptive to an audience that spans generations, from those who listened in the 1960's to today. As Leonard Cohen requires, this is a passionate and personal evocation of a man who appeals to the inner spirit of his fervent followers

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Author information

Liel Leibovitz is the author/co-author of four books that include The Chosen Peoples (Simon & Schuster, 2010) with Todd Gitlin, and with Matthew Miller Lili Marlene: The Soldiers' Song of WWII (Norton, 2009) and Fortunate Sons: The 120 Chinese Boys who Came to America, Went to School, and Revolutionized an Ancient Civilization (Norton, 2011). Leibovitz is assistant professor of Communications at New York University and an editor at Tablet: The online magazine of Jewish life and culture.