Skjonne tapere [Beautiful Losers]
Oslo, Tiden, (1973). The hardcover issue of the first Norwegian edition of the landmark second novel by the Canadian poet-folksinger, first published in 1966 in the U.S. and one of the key books of the 1960s. Inscribed by Cohen to Greg Gatenby, director of Toronto's annual International Festival of Authors and thus a nice association of Canadian literary figures. With Gatenby's signature dated 1996. Fine in a very good dust jacket with shallow edge wear. Signed copies of Beautiful Losers, in any language, are uncommon. Cohen, one of Canada's leading writers and singers, died in November 2016 at the age of 82. His 14th and final album had been released a month earlier. [#029913] $750

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