Smudging the Air: The Lyrics of Leonard Cohen


This controversial new book considers the Cohen lyrics in an entirely new way. It looks at the structure of his language, providing insight into how Cohen provides intimacy and challenge simultaneously. It considers the lyrics methodically, showing how themes recur over the 50-year time period. This is not an assorted collection of pop songs, but a coherent body of work, with six main themes occurring continually throughout. ‘Smudging the Air’ does not provide a definitive meaning for each lyric. Individual listeners want to decide what the meaning is for themselves and there is no intention of interfering with that process. The aim is to take an objective look at the lyrics and describe what is there in the language as written.The hope is that this book will help Cohen’s many fans understand why the lyrics appeal to them so strongly and perhaps suggest some alternative interpretations which they may not have yet considered.
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AuthorTeresa Quayle
BindingPaperback
EAN9781541167001
FormatImport
ISBN1541167007
Height900 mm
Length600 mm
Width76 mm
LanguageEnglish
Language TypePublished
Number Of Pages336
Package Quantity1
Product GroupBook
Publication Date2016-12-21
PublisherCreatespace Independent Pub
StudioCreatespace Independent Pub

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