Item #5939 Book of Longing. Leonard Cohen.
Book of Longing
Book of Longing
Book of Longing

Book of Longing

New York: Ecco/HarperCollins, 2006. 1st US Edition. Octavo, publisher's speckled white cloth over speckled white paper-covered boards, spine stamped in metallic navy, original illustrated dust jacket.

"I don't remember / lighting this cigarette / and I don't remember / if I'm here alone / or waiting for someone." First US edition of revered Canadian poet and singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen’s 2006 poetry collection, his first since 1984’s Book of Mercy. A distillation of his inspirations and artistry, the collection contains 167 previously unpublished poems, prose pieces, and drawings produced over two decades in Los Angeles, Montreal, Mumbai, and during a five-year stay at a Zen monastery on Mount Baldy. Playfully illustrated throughout in black-and-white with Cohen’s own drawings. First printing, with complete number row to copyright page. Published simultaneously in Canada. Remainder mark to bottom edge of textblock. Fine in unclipped dust jacket. Item #5939

$75.00

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