Byre World 2019: Discovering Leonard Cohen's Literary Production
Leonard Cohen's writing career began long before he picked up the guitar. After successfully publishing his first collection of poetry, The Spice-Box, in 1961, Cohen was under the impression that he had made a breakthrough in the Canadian literary scene. However, the mixed reviews he received pushed Cohen to relinquish his literary ambitions in favour of song writing.
Join University staff and Professor Silvia Albertazzi (University of Bologna), author of the first and only critical monograph on Cohen's entire literary production, on a journey to discover Cohen's beautiful writings accompanied by his most famous music.
Venue: Byre Studio
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