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The Obscure Case of Leonard Cohen and The Mysterious Mr. M.

Bruce Pollock, After Dark, February 1977

AS I HUSTLED up Sixth Avenue toward the Algonquin Hotel for an interview with Columbia recording artist Leonard Cohen, writer of such heavyweight literary pop songs as 'Suzanne', 'Bird on a Wire', and 'Dress Rehearsal Rag', I anticipated an epic conversation, a gargantuan verbal feast, an orgy of philosophical anecdote and analogy.

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