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  • Published: 2 October 2018
  • ISBN: 9780241985724
  • Imprint: Penguin Audio
  • Format: Audio Download
  • RRP: $18.99

Book of Longing




An astonishing new collection of poems from one of the most brilliant and iconic artists in contemporary culture

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Book of Longing written and readby Leonard Cohen.

Book of Longing is Leonard Cohen's first book of new poetry since Book of Mercy was published two decades ago. It collects Cohen's poetry written between the 1980s and 2006, when this book was first published. Book of Longing demonstrates the range and depth of Cohen's work, revealing an extraordinary gift of language that speaks with rare clarity, passion and timelessness.


'Awe-inspiring. . . Cohen emerges as the wry, sensual mystic his champions have always known he was' Sunday Telegraph

'Exceptional. Clear yet steamy, cosmic yet private, both playful and profound. . . as soulful a credo as he has ever put on paper' New York Times

'Cohen maps this wasteland of the heart with humour, and sometimes anger' Independent

  • Published: 2 October 2018
  • ISBN: 9780241985724
  • Imprint: Penguin Audio
  • Format: Audio Download
  • RRP: $18.99

About the author

Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen was born in Montreal in 1934 and published his first poetry collection in 1956. Since then he has published a number of books, including the poetry collection Let Us Compare Mythologies and the novel The Favourite Game. Renowned as a singer and performer, Leonard has recorded a number of albums, the most famous being I'm Your Man and The Future. He lives in Los Angeles.

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