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    DescriptionIn 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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    Title
    The Favorite Game
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Leonard Cohen
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 244
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 202 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 200 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781400033621
    ISBN 10: 1400033624
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC21: 813.54
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T Book Type: FI
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    DC22: FIC
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    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: DSB
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
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    B&T General Subject: 500
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 74
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MIDATL, CULT/NRTHES, GEOG/NEWYRK
    DC22: 813/.54
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: LOCL/NYNEWY
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    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: P26101710
    LC classification: PR9199.3.C57 F385 2003
    Thema V1.0: FBA, DSB
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Vintage Books
    Publication date
    03 February 2007
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    "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"
    Flap copy
    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.