Leonard Cohen

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The Guardian view on Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah: praise be | Editorial
Editorial: Great anthems are not always the best songs but they play the important role of channelling communal emotions


01, Jul, 2022 @5:03 PM

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‘More than a song’: the enduring power of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah
In a new documentary, fans and experts explore the legacy of a song that was originally shunned before becoming a timeless classic

Rob LeDonne

29, Jun, 2022 @6:19 AM

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Leonard Cohen: previously unpublished novel to be released in autumn
Written in 1956, A Ballet of Lepers will be published alongside other short fiction and a radio play from Cohen’s early career

Laura Snapes

24, Feb, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Leonard Cohen: The Mystical Roots of Genius review – the God behind the guy
Harry Freedman’s examination of how the musician’s spiritual life shaped his songs is rich in detail if a little too earnest in its quest for enlightenment

Tim Adams

07, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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How Leonard Cohen mined sacred texts for lyrics to his songs
New book reveals extent of the musician’s fascination with scriptures of Judaism and Christianity

Donna Ferguson

17, Oct, 2021 @8:15 AM

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Leonard Cohen goes to the doctor: Ian Cook’s best photograph
‘He said he had to see a throat specialist then added: “Do you want to come along?” Later, we drove to a party with me sitting on his lap in a limo’

Ian Cook

29, Sep, 2021 @1:13 PM

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Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, a Journey, a Song review – the inimitable mysteries of music
Daniel Geller and Dayna Goldfine’s respectful doc tells the story of the artist through the life of his 1984 song, by turns a modern prayer, symbolist poem and divine gift

Xan Brooks

03, Sep, 2021 @12:00 PM

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‘I don’t want to remember these things’: dark pop poet John Murry on surviving rape, heroin and family strife
The singer-songwriter talks about his adoptive relative William Faulkner, his violent childhood and heroin – and saves a surprise until the end

Simon Hattenstone

16, Jun, 2021 @11:23 AM

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From Beyoncé to David Bowie: 10 of the best Glastonbury sets ever
Ahead of a livestreamed version of the festival, here are some of the biggest and best performances from years gone by

Dorian Lynskey

21, May, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Suzanne Vega's teenage obsessions: 'Taxi Driver captured something awful but made it beautiful'
In the first of a weekly series where film and music stars discuss their youthful fixations, the US singer recalls silly walks and Saturday Night Fever dance classes

Interview by Dave Simpson

03, Sep, 2020 @3:30 PM

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Take this waltz: Christopher Bruce on a life in dance and his Leonard Cohen dream
The Rooster choreographer recalls the genius and cruelty of Marie Rambert and the demands on young dance talent today

Lyndsey Winship

29, Jul, 2020 @11:58 AM

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George Alagiah: 'Steinbeck taught me the power of words'
The television presenter and author on Graham Greene, Germaine Greer and reading poetry during chemotherapy

George Alagiah

10, Jul, 2020 @9:00 AM

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