DEATH OF A LADY'S MAN






Title Death Of A Lady's Man
Year published 1978
Publisher McClelland And Stewart Ltd., Toronto
Pages 216
Notes ISBN 0-7710-2177-1
Summary After a long period of hesitation, during which the book was several times withdrawn from publication, this version presents a series of poems and prose-poems, almost all of which are doubled by "commentary" poems of the same title. It is this doubling structure of the commentaries (many of which adopt a strongly adversary role vis--vis their "originals") which provides the fascination of the book: Cohen finds a form which perfectly embodies all the contradictions, self-divisions, ironies, and productive ambiguities of his poetic persona.

Summary written for The Leonard Cohen Files
by professor Stephen Scobie, copyright © 1997.





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