Summary of Sylvie Simmons's I'm Your Man

Author: Everest Media,

Publisher: Everest Media LLC


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 63

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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 Leonard Cohen was born in 1934 in Montreal, Canada. His father, Nathan, was a prosperous Canadian Jew with a high-end clothing business. His mother, Masha, was a Russian Jew who had immigrated to Canada with her family in 1927. #2 The family was well-off, although not as wealthy as some other families in Westmount. They had a nanny, a chauffeur, and a gardener who doubled as the family’s driver. #3 The Cohen family was extremely well-known and respected. Leonard’s great-grandfather Lazarus Cohen had been the first of the family to come to Canada, and he had helped build a synagogue and several Jewish philanthropic societies. #4 Lyon Cohen, like his father, was a very successful businessman. He had been secretary of the Anglo-Jewish Association at age sixteen, and had founded a Jewish community center and a sanatorium. He was a staunch Canadian patriot.

Planning Law and Practice

Author: J. Cameron Blackhall

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781859417485

Category: Law

Page: 522

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The main aim of this book is to provide a text for students, practitioners and members of the public who are engaged in the study and/or practice in the planning system of England and Wales.

I'm Your Man

Author: Sylvie Simmons

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0099549328

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 546

View: 6856

The definitive biography of the late Leonard Cohen - singer-songwriter, musician, poet, and novelist. The genius behind such classic songs as Suzanne, So Long, Marianne, Bird on the Wire and Hallelujah, Leonard Cohen has been one of the most important and influential songwriters of our time, a man of spirituality, emotion, and intelligence whose work has explored the definitive issues of human life - sex, religion, power, meaning, love. I'm Your Man explores the facets of Cohen's life. Renowned music journalist Sylvie Simmons draws on Cohen's private archives and a wealth of interviews with many of his closest associates, colleagues, and other artists whose work he has inspired. Containing exclusive material and interviews, this is the biography to buy on Leonard Cohen.

The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 9th Edition

Author: Joel Whitburn

Publisher: Billboard Books

ISBN: 0307985121

Category: Music

Page: 912

View: 1330

The Essential Reference Guide to America’s Most Popular Songs and Artists Spanning More than Fifty Years of Music Beginning with Bill Haley & His Comets’ seminal “Rock Around the Clock” all the way up to Lady Gaga and her glammed-out “Poker face,” this updated and unparalleled resource contains the most complete chart information on every artist and song to hit Billboard’s Top 40 pop singles chart all the way back to 1955. Inside, you’ll find all of the biggest-selling, most-played hits for the past six decades. Each alphabetized artist entry includes biographical info, the date their single reached the Top 40, the song’s highest position, and the number of weeks on the charts, as well as the original record label and catalog number. Other sections—such as “Record Holders,” “Top Artists by Decade,” and “#1 Singles 1955-2009”—make The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits the handiest and most indispensable music reference for record collectors, trivia enthusiasts, industry professionals and pop music fans alike. Did you know? • Beyoncé’s 2003 hit “Crazy in Love” spent 24 weeks in the Top 40 and eight of them in the #1 spot. • Billy Idol has had a total of nine Top 40 hits over his career, the last being “Cradle of Love” in 1990. • Of Madonna’s twelve #1 hits, her 1994 single “Take a Bow” held the spot the longest, for seven weeks—one week longer than her 1984 smash “Like a Virgin.” • Marvin Gaye’s song “Sexual Healing” spent 15 weeks at #3 in 1982, while the same song was #1 on the R&B chart for 10 weeks. • Male vocal group Boyz II Men had three of the biggest chart hits of all time during the 1990s. • The Grateful Dead finally enjoyed a Top 10 single in 1987 after 20 years of touring. • Janet Jackson has scored an impressive 39 Top 40 hits—one more than her megastar brother Michael!

The Routledge International Handbook of Intercultural Arts Research

Author: Pamela Burnard,Elizabeth Mackinlay,Kimberly Powell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317437268

Category: Art

Page: 508

View: 3511

For artists, scholars, researchers, educators and students of arts theory interested in culture and the arts, a proper understanding of the questions surrounding ‘interculturality’ and the arts requires a full understanding of the creative, methodological and interconnected possibilities of theory, practice and research. The International Handbook of Intercultural Arts Research provides concise and comprehensive reviews and overviews of the convergences and divergences of intercultural arts practice and theory, offering a consolidation of the breadth of scholarship, practices and the contemporary research methodologies, methods and multi-disciplinary analyses that are emerging within this new field.

The Demons of Leonard Cohen

Author: Francis Mus

Publisher: University of Ottawa Press

ISBN: 0776631225

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

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"With my jingle in your brain, Allow the Bridge to arch again" How are we to understand Leonard Cohen’s plea? Who speaks to whom in this oeuvre spanning six decades? In search of an answer to this question this study considers the different guises or “demons” that the Canadian singer-songwriter adopts. The countless roles assumed by Cohen’s personas are not some innocent game, but strategies in response to the sometimes conflicting demands of a “life in art”: they serve as masks that represent the performer’s face and state of mind in a heightened yet detached way. In and around the artistic work they are embodied by different guises and demons: image (the poser), artistry (the writer and singer), alienation (the stranger and the confidant), religion (the worshipper, prophet, and priest), and power (the powerful and powerless). Ultimately, Cohen’s artistic practice can be read as an attempt at forging interpersonal contact. The wide international circulation of Cohen’s work has resulted in a partial severing with the context of its creation. Much of it has filtered through the public image forged by the artist and his critics in concerts, interviews, and reflective texts. Less a biography than a reception study—supplemented with extensive archival research, unpublished documents, and interviews with colleagues and privileged witnesses—it sheds new light on the dynamic of a comprehensive body of work spanning a period of sixty years. Published in English.

Surviving Andersonville

Author: Ed Glennan

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786473614

Category: History

Page: 223

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This is a documentary work offering a first-person account of a Union soldier's daily adversity while a prisoner of war from 20 September 1863 to 4 June 1865. In 1891, while a patient at the Leavenworth National Home, Irish immigrant Edward Glennan began to write down his experiences in vivid detail, describing the months of malnutrition, exposure, disease and self-doubt. The first six months Glennan was incarcerated at Libby and Danville prisons in Virginia. On 20 March 1864, Glennan entered Camp Sumter, located near Andersonville, Georgia. He reminisced about the events of his eight-month captivity at Andersonville, such as the hanging of the Raider Six, escape tunnels, gambling, trading, ration wagons, and disease. Afflicted with scurvy, Glennan nearly lost his ability to walk. To increase his chances for survival, he skillfully befriended other prisoners, sharing resources acquired through trade, theft and trickery. His friends left him either by parole or death. On 14 November 1864, Glennan was transported from Andersonville to Camp Parole in Maryland; there he remained until his discharge on 4 June 1865.