Leonard Cohen on his preference for “writing in which there is no reference to anything beyond the individual’s own predicament, his own mess, his own struggle.”

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There are people like Charles Bukowski who make that tiny will glorious, and that’s a kind of writing that I like very much: a writing in which there is no reference to anything beyond the individual’s own predicament, his own mess, his own struggle.quotedown2

Leonard Cohen

 

From Leonard Cohen as interviewed by Robert Sward Montreal 1984. Photo by Antonio Olmos. Originally posted March 17, 2014 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Also see The Human Predicament In Leonard Cohen’s Music