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The Demons of Leonard Cohen - (Canadian Studies) by Francis Mus (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 271

Genre: Biography + Autobiography

Series Title: Canadian Studies

Format: Paperback

Publisher: University of Ottawa Press

Author: Francis Mus

Language: English

Street Date: March 17, 2020
TCIN: 79626030
UPC: 9780776631202
Item Number (DPCI): 247-39-7989

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Qui parle dans l'oeuvre de Leonard Cohen ? En explorant les nombreuses apparences sous lesquelles Cohen se pr�sente � son public, Francis Mus s'efforce de formuler une r�ponse � cette question.

Les r�les innombrables assum�s par Cohen ne doivent pas �tre consid�r�s comme un simple jeu, mais plut�t comme une strat�gie visant � r�pondre de la mani�re la plus efficace possible aux attentes parfois conflictuelles d'une � life in art � ces r�les font office de masques qui traduisent les expressions et l'�tat d'esprit de l'artiste de fa�on exacerb�e autant que d�tach�e. Omnipr�sentes dans et autour de son oeuvre artistique, les th�matiques fondamentales de Cohen sont parfaitement incarn�es par ces diff�rents masques ou � d�mons � l'image (le poseur), la dimension artistique (le chanteur et l'�crivain), l'ali�nation (l'�tranger et le confident), la religion (le croyant, le proph�te ou le pr�tre), et le pouvoir (les puissants et les impuissants). En d�finitive, la pratique artistique de Cohen peut �tre interpr�t�e comme une tentative d'�tablir des relations interpersonnelles.

La vaste diffusion de l'oeuvre de Cohen � l'�chelle plan�taire a entra�n� une rupture partielle des liens qui la reliaient au contexte initial de sa cr�ation. De ce fait, la r�ception de cette oeuvre repose largement sur l'image publique forg�e par l'artiste et par ses critiques, au fil des concerts, des entrevues et des textes r�flexifs. En cons�quence, cette monographie n'est pas tant une biographie, mais plut�t une �tude de la r�ception critique de l'artiste et de son oeuvre litt�raire et musicale, compl�t�e par des documents d'archives in�dits et des t�moignages recueillis aupr�s de coll�gues et de proches de Cohen. Parall�lement, l'approche th�matique privil�gi�e dans l'ouvrage apporte un �clairage nouveau sur la dynamique de cette oeuvre si vaste qui s'�tend sur une p�riode de soixante ans.

Ce livre est publi� en anglais.

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Who speaks in Leonard Cohen's oeuvre? By identifying the many guises in which Cohen presents himself to his audience, Francis Mus seeks to formulate an answer to this question.

The countless roles assumed by Cohen's persona are not some innocent game, but strategies in response to the sometimes conflicting demands of a 'life in art' they serve as masks that represent the performer's face and state of mind in a heightened yet detached way. In and around the artistic work, they are embodied in different guises or 'demons' image (the poser), artistry (the writer and singer), alienation (the stranger and the confidant), religion (the worshipper, prophet, or priest), and power (the powerful or powerless). Ultimately, Cohen's artistic practice can be read as an attempt at forging interpersonal contact.

The wide international circulation of Cohen's work has resulted in a partial severing with the context of its creation. Much of it has filtered through the public image forged by the artist and his critics in concerts, interviews and reflective texts. Consequently, this monograph is less a biography than a reception study, supplemented with extensive archival research, unpublished documents, and interviews with colleagues and privileged witnesses. At the same time, this book sheds new light on the dynamic of a comprehensive oeuvre spanning a period of sixty years.

This book is published in English.

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