Coming Nov 30, 2018: Zen & Poesie 2 – The Leonard Cohen Lexicon By Christof Graf

Zen & Poesie – Das Leonard Cohen Lexikon Vol 2 will be released Nov 30, 2010

Also see Now Released: Zen & Poesie Vol 1 – The Leonard Cohen Lexicon By Christof Graf

“With Zen & Poesie – Das Leonard Cohen-Lexikon, Christof Graf managed to create a unique encyclopedia of Leonard Cohen’s artistic works” (SaarlÄndischer Rundfunk) and “an, up to date, incomparable Cohenpedia” (Die Rheinpfalz).

Volume 1 includes buzzwords, titles, names and definitions. Volume 2 compliments these with “numbers, data and facts about the Canadian rock poet and master of word and voice, which have never been compiled in this form before.” (Deutschland Radio)

 “Everything that you have always wanted to know about Leonard Cohen, but never dared to ask…” (Rolling Stone 07/2018)

Prof. Dr. Christof Graf, author of six books about Leonard Cohen, blogger (blog.leonardcohen.de) and host of the oldest and most extensive German website www.leonardcohen.de and www.cohenpedia.de, is a “Cohen expert, with over four decades of experience” (Mannheimer Morgen).

Das Leonard Cohen – Lexikon – The Cohenpedia Series Vol. 2

Zen & Poesie – Band 2 – Zahlen, Daten & Fakten – Was bleibt

  • Language: German with portions in English
  • Publication Date: 30 Novr 2018
  • 400 pages, almost 100 never before published pictures
  • Euro: 25 .-

Pre-order: [email protected]

The author publishes excerpts at irregular intervals. The first edition of the Cohenpedia-series titled “Zen & Poesie”- Das Leonard Cohen – Lexicon – Band 1 was released on April 6th, 2018.

November 7th 2018 marks the second anniversary of the passing of the Canadian rock poet Leonard Cohen. Shortly after his 82nd birthday on September 21st, 2016, the exceptional artist released his epochal masterpiece “You Want It Darker.” He passed away just weeks later at his home in Los Angeles. There are more than 3000 cover versions of his songs. More than 300 of those are of his greatest – next to “Suzanne” –  and most well-known song “Hallelujah” alone. But there are still more interesting facts about the artist to discover.

ZEN & POESIE – Das Leonard Cohen – Lexicon Band I uniquely delivers information about the master of word and voice in a 508 page compendium. Christof Graf, author of six books about Leonard Cohen, blogger and operator of the oldest and most detailed German Cohen website has been a “Cohen  expert for over four decades” (Mannheimer Morgen). In over 500 pages with almost 5000 buzzwords, titles, names, etc., the author manages to create “a unique lexicon of Leonard Cohen’s entire artistic works” (SaarlÄndischer Rundfunk). All albums, all songs, all musicians, everything about Leonard Cohen from A to Z is offered by Graf in this  reference book.

Zen & Poesie – Das Leonard Cohen Lexicon – Volume I opens with a biographical essay about the “life & works” of the artist and Cohen’s love for poetry and his devotion for Zen-Buddhism and Indian philosophy. In the second chapter of Zen & Poesie the author highlights Cohen’s spiritual search for the meaning of existence and delves into his travels to India and his discussions with the Indian philosopher Ramesh Balsekar.

Zen & Poesie – Das Leonard Cohen-Lexicon Vol. II is subtitled “Was bleibt? – Zahlen, Daten und Fakten – What remains? Numbers, Data and Facts” and complements the first volume with “numbers, data and facts around the rock poet and master of word and voice, in a way that has never been done before” (Deutschland Radio)… Everything, that you have always wanted to know about Leonard Cohen, but never dared to ask…” reported Rolling Stone in their July 2018 edition.

Zen & Poesie – Das Leonard Cohen-Lexicon Vol. II – Was bleibt? – Zahlen, Daten und Fakten offers a summary of the constantly growing digital Cohenpedia. Chapter 1 begins with a status quo 2018 of the Leben & Werk (life and works) of Leonard Cohen along with a timeline of milestones. Chapter II offers numbers, data, and facts including a discography, bibliography, and film and video database plus numbers, data and facts about other work from the life of Leonard Cohen. Furthermore, there is information about concerts and tours as well as  listings of awards, rare songs, and publications. The final portion goes into Cohen’s so-called “spoken words” and comments from his concerts. Volume II is encompassed by two texts, based on the author’s trip to Montreal, commemorating the first anniversary of the death of Leonard Cohen in November 2017 and the tribute concerts held there (“Tower of Song”), as well as the local Leonard Cohen exhibition “A Crack in Everything.” An interview with Perla Batalla (former backup singer for Leonard) concludes the second volume of “Zen & Poesie – Das Leonard Cohen Lexikon.Two panoramic pictures with mostly unpublished photo material compliment the book.

Zen & Poesie – Das Leonard Cohen-Lexicon Band 2 – The Cohenpedia Series Vol. II is a supplement to my books, newspaper and magazine articles, and radio shows about interviews with Leonard Cohen, but most of all it is a distillation of my constantly “in progress” internet site “Cohenpedia,” (www.leonardcohen.de) and my blog (blog.leonardcohen.de). Much of it originated in my analog archives dating back to the late 70s  as well as from  my digital works from the mid/late 90s.

Other material, such as additional photos and multiple interviews, was left out to due spatial constraints, More acts worth knowing about Leonard Cohen’s works is still to be found on www.cohenpedia.de and www.leonardcohen.de