Let Us Compare Mythologies
First published in 1956 when he was twenty-two years old, Let Us Compare Mythologies is Leonard Cohen’s first collection of poetry. It is an accomplished and passionate collection which demonstrates Cohen’s remarkably assured voice, even as a young man.
An unprecedented debut published to immediate acclaim, new generations of readers will now rediscover not only the early work of one of our most beloved writers, but poetry that resonates loudly with relevance today.
PRAISE FOR LEONARD COHEN: One of the greatest musicians of the twentieth century * * Guardian * * There is something irresistible about Cohen's charm * * New Yorker * * Utterly unique and impossible to imitate no matter how hard we tried -- NICK CAVE Exceptional. Clear yet steamy, cosmic yet private, both playful and profound. . . as soulful a credo as he has ever put on paper * * New York Times * * As strong a poet as he is a musician * * Guardian * * Awe-inspiring . . . Cohen emerges as the wry, sensual mystic his champions have always known he was * * Sunday Telegraph * * He is a writer of terrific energy and colour, a Rabelaisian comic and a visualiser * * Observer * * Leonard Cohen was the poet laureate of the lack, the psalmist of the privation, who made imperfection gorgeous * * New York Times * * The best bring an ironic, world-weary sensibility to bear on themes of ageing, sex, sensuality and spirituality * * Financial Times * * Playful, colourful, erotic . . . brilliant and sharp as flint * * The Big Issue * *
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