Rock's Backpages Library Rock's Backpages
the online library of pop writing

The Loneliness of the Long-Suffering Folkie: Leonard Cohen

Wayne Robins, Newsday, 22 November 1992

ON HIS NEW ALBUM The Future (Columbia), Leonard Cohen views history's changing currents with more than a little bit of wariness. "Give me back the Berlin Wall / Give me Stalin and St. Paul / I've seen the future, brother: it is murder," he sings in the title song.

Total word count of piece: 1129


Becoming a member is easy. Membership gives you access to all the thousands of articles in the library.

Click here to go to Subscribe page.

Click here for academic and other group subscriptions.