Book of Longing.

"You go your way I'll go your way too": Book of Longing; Inscribed by Leonard Cohen to fellow novelist Robert Stone and his Wife

Book of Longing.

COHEN, Leonard [Robert Stone].


Item Number: 96167

New York: HarperCollins, 2006.

Early printing of Cohen’s provocative book of poetry. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated. Association copy, inscribed by Leonard Cohen on the title page, “For Janice and Bob, suffering together, Leonard Washington 2006.” The recipient, American novelist Robert Stone’s first two novels, A Hall of Mirrors(1967) and Dog Soldiers(1974) were published in the same era as Cohen’s only published novels The Favorite Game (1963) and Beautiful Losers (1966). Both author’s works have come to be seen as great reflections of the zeitgeist, and darker side, of the 1960s. Cohen inscribed the present volume to Stone at BookExpo America 2006, held in Washington D.C. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Michael Petit. Jacket art by Leonard Cohen. Photograph by Lorca Cohen. From the library of Robert Stone. A exceptional association, connecting two iconic novelists of the 1960s.


Leonard Cohen's first book in nearly 15 years was written on Mt. Baldy, Los Angeles, Montreal and Mumbai. Contains drawings and decorations by the author. "Book of Longing has exceptional range. It is clear yet steamy, cosmic yet private, both playful and profound." (New York Times).

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