THE LEONARD COHEN BIBLIOGRAPHY

New Books 2014-2015

At least 13 books on Leonard Cohen's life and work will be published in 2014 and 2015, to celebrate his 80th birthday


Novels and Poetry
written by Leonard Cohen

Capsule summaries written for The Leonard Cohen Files by prof. Stephen Scobie

  • Let Us Compare Mythologies (1956)
  • The Spice-Box Of Earth (1961)
  • The Favourite Game (novel; 1963)
  • Flowers For Hitler (1964)
  • Beautiful Losers (novel; 1966)
  • Parasites Of Heaven (1966)
  • Selected Poems 1956-1968 (1968) & Poems 1956-1968 (UK 1969)
  • The Energy Of Slaves (1972)
  • Death Of A Lady's Man (1978)
  • Book Of Mercy (1984)
  • Stranger Music (1993)
  • Book Of Longing (2006)
  • Poems and Songs (2011)
  • Fifteen Poems (2012, eBook)

  • Gallery of Books:
    A selection of editions from all over the world

  • Gallery Index

  • Compilations of
    Song Lyrics

    This link opens a new window from the Gallery of Books:
  • Song Lyrics

  • Song Books
    and Sheet Music

    These links open a new window from the Discography section of the Files:
  • Songbooks and Anthologies
  • Album Songbooks

  • Art Books,
    Books of Poetry

  • Canciones by Leonard Cohen & Alberto Manzano, Spain 1978
  • Credo by Leonard Cohen & Juergen Jaensch, Germany 1985
  • Canzoni da una stanza tutti i testi by Leonard Cohen & Massimo Cotto, Italy 1993
  • Nimm Diese Sehnsucht by Leonard Cohen & Hartmut Witte, Germany 1994
  • Dance Me To The End Of Love by Leonard Cohen & Henri Matisse, Singapore/USA 1995
  • Ich kenne Deine Träume by Leonard Cohen & Juergen Jaensch, Germany 1997
  • God is alive magic is afoot by Leonard Cohen, Sarah Perkins & Ian Jackson, UK 2000
  • Homage to Leonard Cohen by Elizabeth Laishley, Canada 2002
  • Deep Café by Malcom Reid, Canada 2010
  • Songs by Drawings - Homenaje a Leonard Cohen by Alfredo González, Spain 2011
  • Ilustrisimo Sr. Cohen - 24 Canciones de Leonard Cohen ilustradas by Alberto Manzano (ed.), Spain 2011
  • God is alive magic is afoot by Leonard Cohen & Clare Gibson, UK 2012
  • The Wordless Leonard Cohen Songbook by George Walker (Canada 2014)
  • Biographies

  • Leonard Cohen by Jacques Vassal, France 1974
  • Prophet Of The Heart by Loranne S. Dorman & Clive L. Rawlins, USA & UK, 1990
  • So Long Leonard by Christof Graf, Germany 1990
  • A Life in Art by Ira B. Nadel, Canada 1994
  • Various Positions - A Life of Leonard Cohen by Ira B Nadel, Canada/USA/UK 1996
  • In Every Style of Passion by Jim Devlin, UK 1996
  • Partisan der Liebe by Christof Graf, Germany 1996
  • Came so far for Love by Paul Barrera, UK 1997
  • Songs of a Life by Christof Graf, Germany 2002
  • So Long Marianne by Kari Hesthamar, Norway 2008
  • Leonard Cohen Hallelujah by Tim Footman, UK 2009
  • Leonard Cohen - Titan der Worte by Christof Graf, Germany 2010
  • Leonard Cohen - A Remarkable Life by Anthony Reynolds, UK 2010
  • Leonard Cohen - La Biografia by Alberto manzano, Spain 2010
  • I'm Your Man - The Life of Leonard Cohen by Sylvie Simmons, USA/UK/Canada/Germany/Holland 2012
  • Léonard Cohen: Le Gagnant Magnifique by Alain-Guy Aknin & Stéphane Loisy, France 2012
  • Leonard Cohen: Un Canadien Errant by Viviane Gravey, France 2013
  • Leonard Cohen - L'homme qui voyait tomber les anges by Christophe Lebold, France 2013
  • A Broken Hallelujah by Liel Leibovitz, USA/UK 2014
  • So Long Marianne - A Love Story by Kari Hesthamar, Canada 2014
  • Critiques and Studies

  • Leonard Cohen by Michael Ondaatje, Canada 1970
  • The immoral moralists by Patricia A Morley, Canada 1972
  • Leonard Cohen by Manuel Cadafaz de Matos, Portugal 1975
  • Leonard Cohen And His Critics by Michael Gnarowski, Canada 1976
  • Leonard Cohen by Stephen Scobie, Canada 1978
  • Leonard Cohen: An Annotated Bibliography by Bruce Whiteman, Canada 1980
  • Leonard Cohen and His Works by Linda Hutcheon, Canada 199X
  • In Quest of Delight by Rod Sinclair, Denmark 1992
  • The Proceedings of the Leonard Cohen Conference, edited by E.F. Dyck, Canada 1993
  • Leonard Cohen - Melodia Poetica, by David F. Abel, Spain 1996
  • Leonard Cohen In His Own Words by Jim Devlin, UK 1998
  • The Complete Guide to the Music of Leonard Cohen by Maurice Ratcliff, UK 1999
  • Music Makers: Leonard Cohen by David Sheppard, UK 2000
  • Intricate Preparations: Writing Leonard Cohen Also published as "Essays on Canadian Writing: Leonard Cohen issue". Edited by Stephen Scobie, Canada 2000
  • Three Moments of Love in Leonard Cohen and Bruce Cockburn by Paul Nonnekes, Canada 2000
  • Soldado de la Vida by Alberto Manzano, Spain 2002
  • Love Itself by Erling Aadland, Norway 2003
  • Dylan and Cohen: Poets of Rock and Roll by David Boucher, USA 2004
  • Yesterday's Tomorrow by Marc Hendrickx, Yasmine & Henk Hofstede, Belgium/Holland 2004, 2005; Spain 2008; Portugal 2008; English edition 2008
  • Conversaciones con un superviviente by Alberto Manzano, Spain 2005
  • Leonard Cohen by Gilles Tordjman, France 2006
  • Leonard Cohen - Vertigo of Surrender by Robert Humphrey, USA 2007
  • Leonard Cohen - Artist of Influence by anonymous, UK 2008
  • Il vangelo secondo Leonard Cohen by Brunetto Salvarani & Odoardo Semellini, Italy 2010
  • Corporeal Cartographies by Philipp Hofmann, Germany 2010
  • Leonard Cohen: The Music and the Mystique by Maurice Ratcliffe, UK 2012
  • Moebius: Pour Leonard Cohen special issue, Canada 2012
  • Leonard Cohen: Lorca, el flamenco y el judio errante by Alberto Manzano, Spain 2012
  • The Holy or the Broken: Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley, and the Unlikely Ascent of "Hallelujah" by Alan Light, USA 2012
  • Leonard Cohen: Die Ohnmacht der Worte by Wolfgang Haberl, Germany 2012
  • The Hallelujah Effect by Babette Babich, USA 2013
  • Master Songs - En bog om Leonard Cohens sange by Lars Knudsen, Denmark 2013
  • Leonard Cohen on Leonard Cohen: Interviews and Encounters edited by Jeff Burger, USA 2014
  • Leonard Cohen par lui-même by Jean-Dominique Brierre and Jacques Vassal, France 2014
  • Cohen - Eine Hommage by Thomas Kraft, Germany 2014
  • Leonard Cohen - Seul l'amour by Jacques Julien, France 2014
  • Leonard Cohen - Everybody Knows by Harvey Kubernik, USA, UK, Canada, Spain, Germany and France 2014
  • Books about the Tours

  • Recordings of Leonard Cohen 1957-86 by Gerhard Schinzel & Michael Lohse, Germany 1988
  • Is This What You Wanted by Jim Devlin, UK 1997
  • Fotografii Dintr-un Concert & Kepek egy koncertrol by Vlad Arghir, Hungary 1998-9
  • The Song of Leonard Cohen by Harry Rasky, Canada 2001
  • No Ideas by Leif Bodnarchuk, UK 2013
  • Tribute Books

  • Hadde månen en söster by Håvard Rem, Norway 1993
  • Take This Waltz, 60th birthday tribute, Canada 1994
  • Die Hommage/Un Hommage by Christof Graf, Germany 1997
  • 15dana by Tomislav Sakic (editor), Croatia 2004
  • Mannen som förstörde mitt liv by Peter Lindforss, Sweden 2007
  • Leonard Cohen en Espana by Alberto Manzano, Spain 2010
  • Leonard Cohen - Almost Young by Jens Sparschuh, Germany 2014


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