I’m Your Thief: Invoking Leonard Cohen’s I’m Your Man To Explore Writers Using The Lives And Arts Of Others To Generate Their Own Literary Creations

If you want a writer, I’ll rhyme anything you ask me to.
And if you want a liar-kind of poet, I’ll break my heart for you.
If you want some real hope, take my hand;
Or if you want a robber of good lines, then, here I steal:
I’m your man.

Excerpted from I’m Your Thief by Felipe Munhoz. Huffington Post: October 18, 2013

Felipe Munhoz has written an autobiographical narrative based on “a stolen structure from Leonard Cohen’s I’m Your Man” in order to explore issues involved in writers using the lives and arts of others to generate their own literary creations. It’s a thought-provoking, worthwhile read. The entire piece is available at I’m Your Thief by Felipe Munhoz

French ad for I’m Your Man atop this post contribute by Dominique BOILE.

Note: Originally posted October 19, 2013 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

One Reply to “I’m Your Thief: Invoking Leonard Cohen’s I’m Your Man To Explore Writers Using The Lives And Arts Of Others To Generate Their Own Literary Creations”

  1. Violeta

    Old moving picture but in an new dilemma frame.
    Is it free to create a character based upon another character?ask Felipe.
    I think these intensive verses created by him are not necessary borrowed,I think he simply live and put into a poem his dilemma.And if his dilemma was L.Cohen’s dilemma in the past, we don’t have “to arrest” him anyway.