Book of Longing
(NY), Ecco, (2006). Second printing of the first American edition. A collection of poems, prose poems and drawings, his first such collection in over 20 years. Inscribed by the author to Robert Stone and his wife: "For Janice and Bob/ suffering together/ Leonard." Dated in Washington in 2006, when Cohen and Stone were both at BookExpo America. One slight corner tap, else fine in a fine dust jacket. Cohen was a folk hero, known as much -- or more -- for his music and songwriting as for his literary writing; the inscription reflects both the darkness one finds in his work as well as the humor, both of which traits he shared with Stone. A wonderful association copy. [#033791] SOLD
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