By Jason Holt
From the early years, while he morphed from celebrated poet to provocative singer-songwriter, to his induction into the Rock and Roll corridor of status, Leonard Cohen has continued as probably the most enigmatic and profound figures—with a uniquely compelling voice and unheard of intensity of inventive vision—in all of renowned track. the cultured caliber and highbrow benefit of Cohen's paintings are above dispute; right here, for the 1st time, a group of philosophers takes an in-depth examine its genuine significance.
Want to grasp what Cohen and Kierkegaard have in universal? Or no matter if Cohen opponents the good philosophical pessimist Schopenhauer? Then this e-book is for you. It presents the 1st thorough research of Cohen from numerous (philosophical) positions. it really is meant not just for Cohen lovers but in addition undergraduates in philosophy and different components. It explores very important missed elements of Cohen's paintings with no trying to decrease them to educational tropes, but still can also be helpful to academics—or anyone—beguiled through the enigma that's Leonard Cohen.
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