The passionate and accomplished debut collection of poetry from the world’s greatest lyricist Leonard Cohen
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”
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“There is something irresistible about Cohen’s charm”
“Utterly unique and impossible to imitate no matter how hard we tried”
“Exceptional. Clear yet steamy, cosmic yet private, both playful and profound… as soulful a credo as he has ever put on paper”
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“As strong a poet as he is a musician”
Leonard Cohen began his artistic career in 1956 with the publication of his first book of poetry, Let Us Compare Mythologies. He went on to publish 12 more books, including two celebrated novels and gained worldwide recognition as an iconic singer-songwriter. He released 14 studio albums, including three in the last years of his life when he also became one of the most acclaimed arena performing artists in the world.
Among his numerous honours, he is the recipient of the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award 2010, the Prince of Asturias Award for Literature 2011, the inaugural New England PEN Award for Excellence in Lyrics 2012, the 2016 Juno Awards for Song of the Year and Album of the Year, and he has been inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the US Songwriters Hall of Fame. He died in November 2016.