First Edition of Dance Me To The End of Love; Signed by Leonard Cohen
Dance Me to the End of Love.
New York: Welcome Enterprises, 1995. First edition. Thin quarto. Original illustrated boards. Signed by Leonard Cohen on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. A nice production.
Leonard Cohen's song is a lyrical tribute to the miracle of love, the grace it bestows on us and its healing, restorative power. Originally recorded on his Various Positions album, and featured in Cohen's anthology, Stranger Music, this poetic song is gloriously married to the art works by Henri Matisse, perhaps the greatest artist of the twentieth century. "I had this dance within me for a long time," Matisse once said in describing one of his murals. Dance Me to the End of Love is the perfect book for art lovers, song lovers, and all other lovers as well.