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Selected Poems 1956-1968

(1968)
A collection of poems by

 
 
Leonard Cohen poet-novelist-songwriter-singer. In his eloquent search for what he calls a "state of grace" -the kind of balance with which one rises to the chaos around him- Leonard Cohen eludes the restrictions of genres and generations. Selected Poems includes many of the ecstatically lyric poems first published in The Spice-Box of Earth, and over one hundred poems, many with strong social and religious overtones, from three volumes previously published only in Canada. Collected for the firt time are twenty-three newly writen songs and verses that have the stark power of fairy tales. With his flowing lines and sensory images, he is equally adept at free-verse storytelling and more traditional forms. His wry humor adds poignancy to simple agony, as in the graffiti-like lines, "Marita/please find me/ I am almost thirty." Eclectic, searching, the voice of Leonard Cohen is above all deeply personal.

    

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Hardback Editions

March 1969 : UK Hardback
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Title: Selected Poems, 1956-68
Author(s): Leonard Cohen
ISBN: 0-224-61541-6 / 978-0-224-61541-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd
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June 1968 : USA Hardback
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Title: Selected poems, 1956-1968.
Author(s): Leonard Cohen
ISBN: 0-670-63275-9 / 978-0-670-63275-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
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Paperback Editions

January 1969 : UK Paperback
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Title: Leonard Cohen Poems: 1956 - 1968
Author(s): Leonard Cohen
ISBN: 0-224-61776-1 / 978-0-224-61776-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd
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September 1978 : UK Paperback
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Title: Selected Poems 1956-1968 (The Penguin poets)
Author(s): Leonard Cohen
ISBN: 0-14-042266-8 / 978-0-14-042266-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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June 1968 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Leonard Cohen: Selected Poems 1956-1968
Author(s): Leonard Cohen
ISBN: 0-670-00234-8 / 978-0-670-00234-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
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