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The Favorite Game

By (author) Leonard Cohen

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In this unforgettable novel, Leonard Cohen boldly etches the youth and early manhood of Lawrence Breavman, only son of an old Jewish family in Montreal. Life for Breavman is made up of dazzling colour - a series of motion pictures fed through a high-speed projector: the half-understood death of his father; the adult games of love and war, with their infinite capacity for fantasy and cruelty; his secret experiments with hypnotism; the night-long adventures with Krantz, his beloved comrade and confidant. Later, achieving literary fame as a college student, Breavman does penance through manual labour, but ultimately flees to New York. And although he has loved the bodies of many women, it is only when he meets Shell, whom he awakens to her own beauty, that he discovers the totality of love and its demands, and comes to terms with the sacrifices he must make.

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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 132 x 202 x 16mm | 199.58g
  • 03 Feb 2007
  • Random House USA Inc
  • Vintage Books
  • New York
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1400033624
  • 9781400033621
  • 90,089

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Leonard Cohen was born in Montreal in 1934. His artistic career began in 1956 with the publication of Let Us Compare Mythologies. In the three decades since, he has published eleven books and has made twelve albums, becoming one of the most popular and influential artists in the United States, Canada, and Europe.

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"He is a writer of terrific energy and color, a Rabelaisian comic and a visualizer of memorable scenes." --"The Observer ""Is there any Canadian novel as compelling and as good as at capturing youthful anxieties as J. D. Salinger's Catcher in the Rye? Absolutely. . . . Leonard Cohen's first novel, "The Favorite Game."" -"Globe & Mail ""The Favorite Game is a morally brave book, intimate and unflinching. . . . Leonard Cohen sustains the highest level of poetic craftsmanship throughout." -Paul Quarrington "It is the kind of book that becomes a law unto itself, simply because there is nothing with which to compare it." -"Calgary Albertan"

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In this unforgettable novel, Leonard Cohen boldly etches the youth and early manhood of Lawrence Breavman, only son of an old Jewish family in Montreal. Life for Breavman is made up of dazzling colour - a series of motion pictures fed through a high-speed projector: the half-understood death of his father; the adult games of love and war, with their infinite capacity for fantasy and cruelty; his secret experiments with hypnotism; the night-long adventures with Krantz, his beloved comrade and confidant. Later, achieving literary fame as a college student, Breavman does penance through manual labour, but ultimately flees to New York. And although he has loved the bodies of many women, it is only when he meets Shell, whom he awakens to her own beauty, that he discovers the totality of love and its demands, and comes to terms with the sacrifices he must make. "From the Paperback edition.

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