Leonard Cohen talks about having “exploited relationships”

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Do you ever feel that you have exploited relationships by writing about them?

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That’s the very least way in which I have exploited relationships. If that was the only way I’d exploited a relationship then I’m going straight to heaven. Are you kidding me?quotedown2

Leonard Cohen

 

Leonard Cohen: Porridge? Lozenge? Syringe? Adrian Deevoy, Q, 1991.

An essay from the subject’s perspective can be accessed at Married To An Author In Search Of A Character