Leonard Cohen’s legacy is that of one of the most literate, daring, and affecting poet-songwriters in the world. Stranger Music presents a magnificent cross-section of Cohen’s work – including the legendary songs ‘Suzanne’, ‘Joan of Arc’ and ‘The Chelsea Hotel’, and elections from such books as Flowers for Hitler, Beautiful Losers, and Death of a Lady’s Man, and eleven previously unpublished poems.
Stranger Music brings together Cohen’s song lyrics and a generous selection of his poetry and is a celebration of the legendary musician’s extraordinary gift for language that speaks with rare clarity, passion and timelessness.
‘A massive record of the poet’s imaginative journey, through beauty, through horror, through the extremes of love and despair, from the deepest abyss of self-abnegation to the rare and necessary moments of ecstasy. The language ranges from the exquisitely beautiful to the darkly obscene, from the romantically inspired to the ironically banal… A poetic record like no other’ Toronto Star