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A Ballet of Lepers: A Novel and Stories (MP3 CD)

A Ballet of Lepers: A Novel and Stories By Leonard Cohen, Ottessa Moshfegh (Read by) Cover Image
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A never-before-published early novel and stories by the legendary musician, songwriter, and poet Leonard Cohen The pieces in this collection, written between 1956 and 1961 and including short fiction, a radio play, and a stunning early novel, offer startling insights into Cohen's imagination and creative process. Cohen explores themes that would permeate his later work, from shame and unworthiness to sexual desire in all its sacred and profane dimensions to longing, whether for love, family, freedom, or transcendence. The titular novel, A Ballet of Lepers--one he later remarked was "probably a better novel" than his celebrated book The Favourite Game--is a haunting examination of these elements in tandem, focusing on toxic relationships and the lengths to which one will go to maintain them, while the fifteen stories, as well as the playscript, probe the inner demons of his characters, many of whom could function as stand-ins for the author himself. Cohen's work is meditative and surprising, offering playful, provocative, and penetrating glimpses into the world-weary lives of his characters, and a window into the early art of a storytelling master. A Ballet of Lepers, vivid in its detail, unsparing in its gaze, reveals the great artist and visceral genius as never seen before.
Product Details
ISBN: 9798212421072
Publisher: HighBridge Audio
Publication Date: November 1st, 2022
Language: English