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Beautiful Losers

Beautiful Losers (Paperback)

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One of the best-known experimental novels of the 1960s, this uninhibited tale centres on the hapless members of a love triangle, and their sexual obsession and shared fascination with a mythic saint.Revolving around four central - and intrinsically flawed - characters, `Beautiful Losers' is the frank and humorous story of a nameless narrator, his wife Edith, their domineering friend and mentor `F' and Catherine Tekakwitha, a mythic 17th-century Mohawk virgin saint. The complexities of this three-way love, pain and lust are sent spiralling by the death of Edith and `F' at the novel's start, leading the damaged narrator to question the nature of love, sexuality and spirituality in a series of explicit flashbacks.The extraordinary and inimitable singer-songwriter's classic novel, this is Leonard Cohen's most critically acclaimed literary work, echoing the dark poetry and wry humour of his timeless songs of loss, love, sex and religion.Not just an extremely funny novel, but an incredibly original and explicit examination of friendship, sex and spirituality.

Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Publication Date: 01/07/2009 ISBN-13: 9780007318384  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Leonard Cohen is a Canadian singer-songwriter, musician, poet and novelist. His first book of poetry, `Let Us Compare Mythologies', was published in 1956 and his first novel, the semi-autobiographical `The Favourite Game', in 1963. Cohen has recorded numerous albums and published several books of poetry and an experimental novel, `Beautiful Losers' (1966). Cohen lives in Montreal, Canada.

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