by Jim Devlin

A book of Cohen quotes culled from
the late 50s to the late 90s.

Title Leonard Cohen In His Own Words
Author Jim Devlin
Country & Year UK 1998
Publisher Omnibus Press, UK
Pages 96 pages. About 100 b/w photos,
including more than 50 photos of Cohen, two in colour
Notes ISBN 0-7119-6878-0. Paperback.
Summary This is from the blurb on the back:

"Leonard Cohen's dry wit and considered opinions have been held in high esteem throughout a distinguished career in music and literature. In His Own Words contains a wealth of wit and wisdom from one of the most articulate artists in popular music..."

There are quite a few previously unpublished, and unknown, photos in the book - a fine mixture of studio and concert shots, a good blend of the formal and informal; as well as several photographs from friends we know - Christof Graf, Yvonne Hakze, Bob Lewis, Lars Hols, and Dave Drewett. Plus snaps of many others mentioned by Leonard - Janis Joplin, Nico, Dylan, Dante, Yeats, Joni Mitchell etc.

Updated 2002 edition in German

Title Leonard Cohen in Eigenen Worten
Author Jim Devlin
Country & Year Germany 2002
Publisher Palmyra Verlag, Germany
Pages 170 pages. 16 pages of b/w photos, including the 2001 promotional photos
Notes ISBN 3-930378-41-8. Hardbound.
Summary German translation has been updated with new quotations (the most recent ones from 2001)

Thanks to Jim Devlin and Adi Heindl for copies of the books!