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Leonard Cohen - Biography, Themes, Titles and honours, Works

songwriter poet

Poet, novelist, songwriter, and singer, born in Montreal, Quebec, SE Canada. He published his first book of poetry Let us Compare Mythologies (1956), soon after graduating from McGill University. A highly popular poet and songwriter, he is also the author of several novels, notably Beautiful Losers (1966). The first of his many song albums was Songs of Leonard Cohen (1967). In 1983 he completed an opera with composer Louis Furey.

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