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Liel Leibovitz: A Broken Hallelujah – Rock 'n' Roll, Redemption, and the Life of Leonard Cohen

Robert Dean Lurie, Front Porch Republic, 16 May 2014

LEONARD COHEN occupies an unusual position in popular music history. He is routinely neglected by those "Best of the 60's" nostalgia-fests you see on VH1, CNN, or PBS, yet when he emerges from seclusion once or twice a decade, he lights up the critical landscape like a comet blazing across the sky. You can just about picture the tastemakers slapping their foreheads, saying, "Oh yeah, Leonard Cohen! One of the greats. How did I forget him?"

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