THE LEONARD COHEN BIBLIOGRAPHY

New Books 2014-2017

At least 19 books on Leonard Cohen's life and work were published in 2014 and 2015, to celebrate his 80th birthday... And more titles in 2016-2017!

See a listing of all recent books (2014-2017)!


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)
  • Hallelujah Leonard Cohen by Sandra Zemor (France 2015)
  • 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/Spain 2012 - Italy/Israel/Norway/Poland 2013 - China/Finland/Slovenia 2014 - Taiwan 2015
  • 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
  • La Historia de Leonard & Marianne by Alberto Manzano, Spain 2016
  • 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, Canada 2014
  • Leonard Cohen - Everybody Knows by Harvey Kubernik, USA, UK, Canada, Spain, Germany, France, Russia 2014
  • Leonard Cohen and Philosophy edited by Jason Holt, USA 2014
  • Hallelujah. Testi commentati by Roberto Caselli, Italy 2014
  • De demonen van Leonard Cohen by Francis Mus, Belgium 2015
  • Leonard Cohen: Still the Man by Colin Irwin, UK 2015
  • Leonard Cohen: Liv og karriere by Håvard Rem, Norway 2015
  • Les Révolutions de Leonard Cohen by Chantal Ringuet, Canada 2016
  • The Music of Leonard Cohen by Chris Wade, UK 2016
  • I famosi impermeabili blu by Massimo Cotto, Italy 2016
  • Smudging the Air: Lyrics of Leonard Cohen by Teresa Quayle, UK 2016
  • Tangle of Matter & Ghost - Leonard Cohen's Post-Secular Songbook of Mysticism(s) Jewish & Beyond by Aubrey Glazer, USA 2017
  • So Long - Norske forfattere om Leonard Cohen by Various Writers, Norway 2017
  • The Lyrics of Leonard Cohen - All the Answers Are Here by Malka Marom & Leonard Cohen, USA/UK 2017
  • 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
  • On Tour with Leonard Cohen by Sharon Robinson, USA 2014
  • Leonard Cohen in Concert 2008-2013 by Michael Bromfield, UK 2015
  • The Guitar Behind Dylan & Cohen by Ron Cornelius, USA 2016/2017
  • 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
  • Pasterz Shepherd Berger by Beata Woloszyn, Poland 2014


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