“[The Favourite Game is] on the best seller list here [in Canada], no thanks to publisher or critics, the first negligent, the second unnecessarily vicious.” Leonard Cohen (1963)

The Favourite Game, published in 1963 by those slackers, Secker & Warburgat.

Leonard Cohen’s Oct 6, 1963 letter, written in Montreal, to Redmond Wallis, then living in Leonard’s home on Hydra. Archived at the National Library of New Zealand – Wellington