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The Flame

Poems and Selections From Notebooks
Written by: Leonard Cohen
Length: 4 hrs and 34 mins
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The final work from Leonard Cohen, Canada's most celebrated poet and an artist whose audience spans generations and whose work is known and loved throughout the world.

The Flame is a stunning collection of Leonard Cohen's last poems, selected and ordered by the author in the final months of his life. Featuring lyrics, prose pieces, and illustrations, the book also contains an extensive selection from Cohen's notebooks, which he kept in poetic form throughout his life, and offers an unprecedentedly intimate look inside the life and mind of a singular artist and thinker.

An enormously powerful final chapter in Cohen's storied literary career, The Flame showcases the full range of Leonard Cohen's lyricism, from the exquisitely transcendent to the darkly funny. By turns devastatingly sad and winningly strange, these are the works of a poet and lyricist who set out to explore our darkest questions and came back wanting, yearning for more. 

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©2018 Leonard Cohen (P)2018 McClelland & Stewart

What the critics say

"There is something irresistible about Cohen's charm." (The New Yorker)

"Leonard Cohen was the poet laureate of the lack, the psalmist of the privation, who made imperfection gorgeous." (New York Times

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Intimately beautiful and beautifully intimate

Every verse touches the heart, the core of human existence. The narrators’ voices are perfectly suited for each poem. For Cohn’s writing, the line between poetry and music is beautifully blurred! Love it!