首頁外文書藝術音樂 〉A Broken Hallelujah: Rock and Roll, Redemption, and the Life of Leonard Cohen

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甫過世的加拿大詩人、小說家兼歌手李歐納.柯恩(Leonard Cohen)傳記,是作者Liel Leibovitz獨家取得柯恩個人文件後,對藝術家本人與作品最懇切地分析與觀察。

「本書作者Liel Leibovitz簡潔地描述了柯恩精神上的追尋,這樣的探求奠定了他從蒙特婁到特拉維夫及其他地方所創作的大部分作品。討論歌曲中的"蘇珊"比現實生活中的蘇珊要多,本書強調了隱藏於作曲家身後的小說家角色,隱藏於小說家身後的詩人身分,最重要的是從這三個身分隱隱而現的未來先知的角色。」
--Bruce Springsteen作者Marc Dolan

本書生動描述了柯恩從熱情詩人轉為音樂家的歷程,以及什麼造就了他與他的作品。

為什麼柯恩獲得了我們只為少數現存珍貴藝術家所保留的尊敬?為什麼他的歌在創作30、40年之後,突然使得歌曲排行榜、暢銷電影原聲帶與電視歌唱比賽生色不少?為什麼與柯恩同時代的人不是已經離世甚久就是忙於枯燥乏味的懷舊之旅,而他還能在創作的巔峰,且依舊受世人歡迎?

本書是關於這個歌手、他的音樂、理念與信仰的冥想,也是上述問題的核心解答。作者獲准獨家取得柯恩的個人文件,檢視了詩人歌手複雜的內在。他表演的生涯,始自一場混亂的舞台驚嚇,然而數年後,他卻可以在懷特島上安撫一群搗亂的群眾,避免進一步的暴動;他從成功的世界巡演、交了一名電影明星女友,到長期住在偏僻的禪院;一路上追求精神上的猶太傳統教條、禪宗信念與基督教的聖像。本書所浮現的,是一名體察正義、慾念、渴望、孤寂與救贖的藝術家肖像,只有少數先知才擁有的聲音與靈視。

本書不僅描述柯恩的一生,它也近距離觀察了一個情感細膩且帶著哲思觀察的藝術家。也將柯恩所言和我們為何仔細聆聽的理由,清楚地告訴讀者。

Brings to life a passionate poet-turned-musician and what compels him and his work.

Why is it that Leonard Cohen receives the sort of reverence we reserve for a precious few living artists? Why are his songs, three or four decades after their original release, suddenly gracing the charts, blockbuster movie sound tracks, and television singing competitions? And why is it that while most of his contemporaries are either long dead or engaged in uninspired nostalgia tours, Cohen is at the peak of his powers and popularity?

These are the questions at the heart of A Broken Hallelujah, a meditation on the singer, his music, and the ideas and beliefs at its core. Granted extraordinary access to Cohen’s personal papers, Liel Leibovitz examines the intricacies of the man whose performing career began with a crippling bout of stage fright, yet who, only a few years later, tamed a rowdy crowd on the Isle of Wight, preventing further violence; the artist who had gone from a successful world tour and a movie star girlfriend to a long residency in a remote Zen retreat; and the rare spiritual seeker for whom the principles of traditional Judaism, the tenets of Zen Buddhism, and the iconography of Christianity all align. The portrait that emerges is that of an artist attuned to notions of justice, lust, longing, loneliness, and redemption, and possessing the sort of voice and vision commonly reserved only for the prophets.

More than just an account of Cohen’s life, A Broken Hallelujah is an intimate look at the artist that is as emotionally astute as it is philosophically observant. Delving into the sources and meaning of Cohen’s work, Leibovitz beautifully illuminates what Cohen is telling us and why we listen so intensely.








詳細資料

誠品26碼 /2680874658002
ISBN 13 /9780393082050
ISBN 10 /0393082059
EAN /9780393082050

頁數288
尺寸21.8X14.7X2.5CM
裝訂精裝
級別
語言英文
成份




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