The Favourite Game.

"who lives so close to all the things I write about all good things": First Edition of Leonard Cohen’s First Novel; Warmly Inscribed by Him

The Favourite Game.

COHEN, Leonard.

$3,500.00

Item Number: RRB-107836.

London: Secker & Warburg 1963.

First British edition, preceding both the Canadian and American publication. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “For Saul who lives so close to all the things I write about all good things Leonard Cohen Vancouver 1964.” Near fine in an near fine price-clipped dust jacket with a touch of rubbing. Jacket design by Barry Trengove.

"Is there any Canadian novel as compelling and as good as at capturing youthful anxieties as J. D. Salinger's Catcher in the Rye? Absolutely. . . . Leonard Cohen's first novel, The Favorite Game" (Globe & Mail). Paul Quarrington said "[t]he Favorite Game is a morally brave book, intimate and unflinching. . . . Leonard Cohen sustains the highest level of poetic craftsmanship throughout," and The Observer added "[h]e is a writer of terrific energy and color, a Rabelaisian comic and a visualizer of memorable scenes." The Calgary Albertan concluded that "[i]t is the kind of book that becomes a law unto itself, simply because there is nothing with which to compare it."

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