LEONARD C OHEN
VERTIGO O F SURRENDER

by Robert Humphrey


Title Leonard Cohen - Vertigo of Surrender
Author Robert Humphrey
Country & Year USA 2007
Publisher Sore Dove Press, USA
Pages 20
Notes Paperback
Summary In 1973, before another Arab-Israeli war break out, Leonard Cohen was living on the island of Hydra in Greece. Upon hearing the news of the war, he left his family behind and headed to the desert. The events that followed and their effect on Cohenís psyche has never been fully examined. In the midst of Yom Kippur War, in 1973, Canadian born poet, Robert Humphrey, came face to face with Leonard Cohen in Jerusalem. By chance, he spotted him in the crowd at King David Street, and then followed him until Cohen finally wised up to the stranger that was following him. He motioned the young poet to come closer and later invited him for lunch and a long chat. Now, more than 30 years later, Robert Humphrey, tells his side of the story in his own highly charged poetic and psalm-like language.

Cover Painting by Soheyl Dahi. Entire edition is limited to 126 copies. 26 copies were signed and lettered with an original acrylic painting on hand-made Indian paper tipped inside the book.


Thanks to Soheyl Dahi for a copy of the book!
Publisher's website www.soredove.com



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