Erica Jong, award-winning author of Fear of Flying, novelist, and cultural commentator says, “Marcia Pally has written an absolutely brilliant and arresting book about the lyrics of Leonard Cohen… he has done the remarkable thing of writing prophecy and social criticism into his lyrics. Marcia Pally’s book analyzes his extraordinary talent. Please read it!”
At a recent book talk on From This Broken Hill, cantor Basya Schechter said that years ago she told Leonard Cohen his songs made her feel “like I’m being broken up with.” Music critic Thom Juric called Cohen “the elder statesman of the bedroom.”
Check out this piece in Religion & and Ethics on Leonard Cohen and the troubles we make for ourselves. We breach the personal and political relationships that make the world work. But there is light if we choose to see it.
Fire, flood, war, and pestilence. The Book of Revelation? No, the news. Poet and soothsayer Leonard Cohen offers some wisdom on how we got here. Check out his performance of “Everybody Knows,” on breaking the political and personal bonds that hold the world together.