Leonard Cohen is one of our favorite songwriters, but in addition to his excellent music, he also published a number of books of poetry and fiction. Here are some of the best Leonard Cohen books — including both biographies and books by the songwriter.
This week marks the anniversary of his death in 2016. We remember his life and work with this reading guide to the best Leonard Cohen Books …
Leonard Cohen is perhaps best known for writing the song “Hallelujah,” that was re-recorded and popularized by Jeff Buckley, and has since been covered by a host of artists.
1. I’m Your Man: The Life of Leonard Cohen
by Sylvie Simmons
Generally accepted as the best Leonard Cohen biography , I’m Your Man is an intimate and insightful appreciation of the man responsible for “Suzanne,” “Bird on a Wire,” “Hallelujah,” and so many other unforgettable, oft-covered ballads and songs. Based on Simmons’s unparalleled access to Cohen—and written with her hallmark blend of intelligence, integrity, and style—I’m Your Man is the definitive biography of a major musical artist widely considered in a league with the great Bob Dylan.
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