Cohen, Leonard, 1934-

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Leonard Cohen was born in 1934 in Montreal. He attended McGill University, where he formed a country-western trio called the Buckskin Boys at age 17. He also began writing poetry and was part of the local literary scene. His first collection of poetry, Let Us Compare Mythologies, was published in 1956 while he was still an undergraduate. It would be his second collection, The Spice Box of Earth, published in 1961, that would launch his literary career. He attended Columbia University in New York for a short period before skipping over to Europe to travel on a scholarship grant. While in Europe, he continued his prolific writing career with the poetry of Flowers For Hitler (1964) and his first two novels: The Favorite Game (1963) and Beautiful Losers (1966). To date, each book has sold more than 800,000 copies worldwide. He settled near Nashville in the US in 1965 and decided to pursue a musical career, where he has established himself as not only a poet but a leading pop artist.

From the description of Leonard Cohen Papers 1953-ongoing. 1953-ongoing. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 221478034

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creatorOf Beecroft, Norma. Elegy and Two went to sleep / by Norma Beecroft ; poems by Leonard Cohen. McGill University Library
creatorOf Cohen, Leonard, 1934-. Leonard Cohen Papers 1953-ongoing. Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
creatorOf Shaw Festival Collection (University of Guelph). Sisters of Mercy : a musical journey into the words of Leonard Cohen ; conceived and directed by Gene Lesser, 1973 - poster. University of Guelph
creatorOf Cohen, Leonard, 1934-.... Dance me to the end of love [Multimédia multisupport] / Leonard Cohen, comp. ; Kate Gibson, chant... [et al.]. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
referencedIn Leonard Cohen collection, [ca. 1988-ongoing]. Museum of Performance & Design
referencedIn Johnston, Bob, 1932-. Johnston, Bob, collection, [ca. 1950s-1980s] University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas Libraries
creatorOf Cohen, Leonard, 1934-.... Dance me to the end of love [Multimédia multisupport] / Leonard Cohen, comp. ; Kate Gibson, chant... [et al.]. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
referencedIn Johnston, Bob, collection 92-082., [ca. 1950s-1980s] Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin .
referencedIn Bob Holman Audio/Video Poetry Collection, 1977-2002 Fales Library & Special Collections
referencedIn Poetry Journals and Chapbooks Collection, 1930-1984, 1970-1984 San José State University. Library.
creatorOf San Jose Museum of Modern Art. Poetry journals and chapbooks collection, 1930-1984 (bulk 1970-1984). San Jose State University
referencedIn Lucille Lortel papers, 1902-2000 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
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associatedWith Holman, Bob, 1948- person
associatedWith Johnston, Bob, 1932- person
associatedWith Lortel, Lucille person
associatedWith Saddler, Donald person
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associatedWith Shaw Festival Collection (University of Guelph) corporateBody
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Birth 1934-09-21

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