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Selected Bibliography of Works by Leonard Cohen


Photo of ‘Beautiful Losers’ Book Cover

Let Us Compare Mythologies. Toronto: Contact Press, 1956.

The Spice-box of Earth. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1961.

The Favourite Game. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1963.

Flowers for Hitler. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1964.

Parasites of Heaven. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1966.

Beautiful Losers. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1966.

Selected Poems 1956-1968. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1968.

The Energy of Slaves. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1972.

Death of a Lady’s Man. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1978.

Book of Mercy. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1984.

Strange Music: Selected poems and songs. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1993.

Book of Longing, poems & drawings. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 2006.

Selected Titles about Leonard Cohen and his Writing

Barbour, Douglas. "‘Down With History’: Some Notes Towards and Understanding of Beautiful Losers." In Gnarowski, Leonard Cohen, 1976.

Bayard, Caroline. The New Poetics in Canada and Quebec: From Concretism to Post-Modernism. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1989.

Boucher, David. Dylan and Cohen: Poets of Rock and Roll. London: Continuum, 2004.

Deer, Glenn. Postmodern Canadian Fiction and the Rhetoric of Authority. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1994.

Djwa, Sandra. "Leonard Cohen, Black Romantic." In Gnarowski, Leonard Cohen, 1976

Gnarowski, Michael. Leonard Cohen The Artist and His Critics. Toronto: McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 1976.

Greenstein, Michael. "Filling the Absence: Metalepsis and Liminality in Jewish-Canadian Poetry." Ariel 23.2 (1992).

Hutcheon, Linda. The Canadian Postmodern: A Study of Contemporary English-Canadian Fiction. Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1988.

_____. Leonard Cohen and His Works. Toronto: ECW, 1989.

Lyons, Roberta. "Jewish Poets from Montreal: Concepts of History in the Poetry of A.M. Klein, Irving Layton and Leonard Cohen." M.A. Thesis, Carleton University, 1966.

Monkman, Leslie. "Beautiful Losers : Mohawk Myth and Jesuit Legend." Journal of Canadian Fiction 3.3 (1974).

Nadel, Ira B. Various Positions: A Life of Leonard Cohen. Toronto: Random House, 1996.

Norris, Ken. "Healing Itself the Moment It Is Condemned: Cohen’s Death of a Lady’s Man." Canadian Poetry 20 (1987).

Ondaatje, Michael. Leonard Cohen. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1970.

Scobie, Stephen. Leonard Cohen. Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre. 1978.

_____. "The Counterfeiter Begs Forgiveness: Leonard Cohen and Leonard Cohen." Canadian Poetry 33 (1993).

Siemerling, Winfried. Discoveries of the Other: Alterity in the Work of Leonard Cohen, Hubert Aquin, Michael Ondaatje and Nicole Brossard. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1994.

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Updated February 12 2015 by Student & Academic Services

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