Leonard Cohen: This awful year strikes again with the loss of a transcendent genius - 2016-11-11

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F347.png Leonard Cohen: This awful year strikes again with the loss of a transcendent genius November 11, 2016, Tony Ortega, Underground Bunker

You probably heard the news last night that Leonard Cohen died at 82. And today, you'll be seeing some really great remembrances of him and the many different chapters of his life as an author, a songwriter, and a performer. (New Yorker editor David Remnick profiled Cohen in a brilliant piece just last month.)

Cohen's stature is such that when it was announced last month that Bob Dylan had won the Nobel Prize in literature, fans couldn't help wondering how Cohen would greet the news that he'd been passed over for it.

Cohen's reaction was classic. He said that giving Dylan a Nobel Prize for writing was "like pinning a medal on Mount Everest for being the highest mountain."


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