ANALYSIS

Photo © Dennis Keeley 1995 (A&M Records)




The Man in the Tower

Tom Robbins considers the Man in the Tower (1995)
The Future

A Reading of the Future, an essay by Heidi Nelson Hochenedel, Ph. D. (Oregon, USA)
Jazz Police
Jason Murray, Canada, analyses Jazz Police (a song on I'm Your Man album, 1987)
Light as the Breeze
Pagan Imagery in the Work of a Modern Troubadour, another essay by Heidi Nelson Hochenedel
The Future (album)

David G Whiteis writes about the Future album (1992)
Natural Born Killers

"Get ready for the future: it is murder". Ted Ekering analyzes the movie.
Suzanne

You Probably Think This Song Is about You:
Suzanne Verdal McCallister was interviewed by Kate Saunders for BBC Radio 4.
Rigelhof on Cohen

The Fiction of Leonard Cohen: T.F. Rigelhof's article (1998)
Abstraction and Ambiguity in the Lyrics of Leonard Cohen
by Jeffrey Side (Nov 1 ,1998)
Rigelhof on The Favourite Game

T.F. Rigelhof's article from The Globe and Mail (January 2000)
Waiting for the miracle

by Michael Dube (May 2001)
Beautiful Loser, Beautiful Comeback

by Judith Fitzgerald (March 2001) - Review of Harry Rasky's and David Sheppard's new books.
Under the Spell of Stranger Music

Paul Monk explores the depths of Leonard Cohen's lyrical Judaism (June 2001)
The Beautiful Losers Walkthrough

Geoffrey Wren dismantles Leonard's Cohen's second, complex novel (September 2001)
Notes Towards A Definition Of A Masterpiece:
Ten New Songs From Sharon Robinson And Leonard Cohen

Judith Fitzgerald explores the roots of the new album (February 2002)
Ten Reasons to Toast Him on His Birthday

by Stephen Scobie (September 2002)
The Essential Leonard Cohen

by Pico Iyer (October 2002)
Illustrated with a selection of
magazine covers 1970-2001
Master Song

A Little More on Leonard Cohen's "Master Song" by Judith Fiztgerald (December 2002)
The Moon, A poem by Leonard Cohen

analysis by Judith Fitzgerald (June 2003)
Leonard Cohen, Los Angeles 1992

Extract from the book "Songwriters on Songwriting" by Paul Zollo
Hallelujah
The story of one particular song by Bryan Appleyard
I'm Your Man - the movie
Review by Walter Mosley
Ira Nadel: Various Positions
Review by Doron B. Cohen (pdf file)
The Strange Case of Leonard Cohen
Dissertation by Beatie Wolfe Watson (pdf file)
Anthony Reynolds: Leonard Cohen - A Remarkable Life
The new biography reviewed by Doron Cohen (pdf file)
Speaking Sweetly from The Window
Reading Leonard Cohen’s Song, by Doron B Cohen (pdf file)
Monastic in his [own] way: Thomas Merton and Leonard Cohen
by Donald Grayston (pdf file)
The Unified Heart and The Blessing to End Disunity
David Peloquin discusses the spiritual themes in LC's songs (pdf file)
Sylvie Simmons: I'm Your Man
Review by Doron Cohen of the 2012 biography (pdf file)
Interview with Roscoe Beck
Interview with Javier Mas and Alexandru Bublitchi
Two intimate interviews with Leonard's musicians by Francis Mus (pdf files)
The Song of Initiation by Leonard Cohen
This paper by Jiří Měsíc examines the spiritual contexts in the work of Cohen (pdf file, 11 MB, 20+5 pages)
Lessons from a Master
Michael Bromfield explores one of the most memorable tours in the history of popular music (pdf file)
The Hallelujah Effect by Babette Babich: Philosophical Reflections on Music, Performance Practice, and Technology.
Review by Jiří Měsíc (pdf file)
Jeff Burger: Leonard Cohen on Leonard Cohen - Interviews and Encounters.
Review by Jiří Měsíc (pdf file)
A Story of Love and Separation
Review by Doron Cohen of the book So long, Marianne (pdf file)



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