The Favorite Game by Leonard Cohen audiobook

The Favorite Game: A Novel

By Leonard Cohen
Read by Jonathan Davis

Blackstone Publishing 9781400033621
7.76 Hours Unabridged
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In this unforgettable novel, Leonard Cohen boldly etches the youth and early manhood of Lawrence Breavman, only son of an old Jewish family in Montreal. Life for Breavman is made up of dazzling color—a series of motion pictures fed through a high-speed projector: the half-understood death of his father; the adult games of love and war, with their infinite capacity for fantasy and cruelty; his secret experiments with hypnotism; the night-long adventures with Krantz, his beloved comrade and confidant. Later, achieving literary fame as a college student, Breavman does penance through manual labor but ultimately flees to New York. And although he has loved the bodies of many women, it is only when he meets Shell, whom he awakens to her own beauty, that he discovers the totality of love and its demands and comes to terms with the sacrifices he must make.

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Summary

In this unforgettable novel, Leonard Cohen boldly etches the youth and early manhood of Lawrence Breavman, only son of an old Jewish family in Montreal.

Life for Breavman is made up of dazzling color—a series of motion pictures fed through a high-speed projector: the half-understood death of his father; the adult games of love and war, with their infinite capacity for fantasy and cruelty; his secret experiments with hypnotism; the night-long adventures with Krantz, his beloved comrade and confidant. Later, achieving literary fame as a college student, Breavman does penance through manual labor but ultimately flees to New York. And although he has loved the bodies of many women, it is only when he meets Shell, whom he awakens to her own beauty, that he discovers the totality of love and its demands and comes to terms with the sacrifices he must make.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“He is a writer of terrific energy and color, a Rabelaisian comic and a visualizer of memorable scenes.” Observer (London) on the author
The Favorite Game is a morally brave book, intimate and unflinching…Leonard Cohen sustains the highest level of poetic craftsmanship throughout.” Paul Quarrington, award-winning author of King Leary
“It is the kind of book that becomes a law unto itself, simply because there is nothing with which to compare it.” Calgary Albertan
“As compelling and as good as at capturing youthful anxieties as J. D. Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye.” Toronto Globe and Mail

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Author Bio: Leonard Cohen

Author Bio: Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen (1934–2016), a Canadian singer-songwriter, poet, and novelist, published two novels and eleven books of poetry and released fourteen studio albums. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008, received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010, and was awarded the Glenn Gould Prize in 2011.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 7.76
Audience: Adult
Language: English