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Leonard Norman Cohen was a singer, songwriter, poet, and novelist. His work explored religion, politics, isolation, depression, sexuality, loss, death and romantic relationships.
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The Dice Man
Luke Rhinehart - May 01, 1998 (first published in 1971)
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The cult classic that can still change your life! Let the dice decide! This is the philosophy that changes the life of bored psychiatrist Luke Rhinehart -- and in some ways changes the world as well. Because once you hand over your life to the dice, anything can happen. Entertaining, humorous, scary, shocking, subversive, The Dice Man is one of the...
Leonard Cohen
Aug 01, 2015
I loved that book very much, as a wonderful escapist idea. I think you’re kind of stuck with who you are and that’s what you’re dealing with. That’s the hand that you’ve been dealt. To escape from the burden of decision is a delightful notion…but nothing more.     source
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Dubliners
James Joyce - Mar 17, 2018 (first published in 1914)
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Although James Joyce began these stories of Dublin life in 1904, when he was 22, and had completed them by the end of 1907, they remained unpublished until 1914 — victims of Edwardian squeamishness. Their vivid, tightly focused observations of the life of Dublin's poorer classes, their unconventional themes, coarse language, and mention of actual p...
Leonard Cohen
That paragraph. It’s not the work of an author, but maybe five lines. It’s those five lines that will get me reluctantly to explore the rest of the guy’s work. But that paragraph I’ve never forgotten. There’s that paragraph ‘Snow was general all over Ireland.’ It described the snow. It’s Montreal. It’s our snow, our black iron gates in Montreal. It was perfect.     source
Holy Bible
English Standard Version.
ESV - Apr 01, 2012
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The English Standard Version of the Bible, the world's fastest-growing Bible translation....
Leonard Cohen
The Bible was not forced on me, I received it like honey, and I found all the stories equally beautiful, from the Creation to the Apocalypse.     source
Intercourse
Andrea Dworkin - Nov 06, 2006 (first published in 1987)
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Andrea Dworkin, once called Feminisms Malcolm X, has been worshipped, reviled, criticized, and analyzed-but never ignored. The power of her writing, the passion of her ideals, and the ferocity of her intellect have spurred the arguments and activism of two generations of feminists. Now the book that shes best known for-in which she provoked the arg...
Leonard Cohen
The whole range of arguments in that book is quite radical and complex and beautiful. It’s the first book I’ve read by an author, masculine or feminine, that has a defiance of the situation, which is deeply subversive in the holy sense – it’s other-worldly.     source
The Collected Poems
A Bilingual Edition (Revised)
Federico García Lorca - Aug 01, 2002 (first published in 1962)
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A revised edition of this major writer's complete poetical workAnd I who was walkingwith the earth at my waist,saw two snowy eaglesand a naked girl.The one was the otherand the girl was neither. -from "Qasida of the Dark Doves"Federico García Lorca is the greatest poet of twentieth-century Spain and one of the world's most influential modernist wri...
Leonard Cohen
I was fifteen when I began to read Federico Garcia Lorca. His poems perhaps have had the greatest influence on my texts. He summoned up a world where I felt at home. His images were sensual and mysterious.     source
Mental Fitness
Complete Workouts For Body, Mind, And Soul
Michiko J. Rolek - Oct 01, 1996
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Provides exercises to relax and strengthen one's body from the inside out, including breathing techniques, posture tips, concentration techniques, and meditation tips...
Leonard Cohen
This workbook may not solve the Burning Issues of Your Life, but you sure as hell can save yourself a lot of trouble by looking into it…She has made some important matters wonderfully clear, and every page is informed by a sweet concern for the well-being of her reader.     source