The Trials Of Leonard Cohen By Jack Kapica
Montreal Gazette: Aug 25, 1973
The Trials Of Leonard Cohen by Jack Kapica, an enlightening piece about Leonard Cohen functioning both as a respected classic poet and a pop music star, has been hard to find – until now.
The article is accompanied by provocative art (see above), “Leonard Cohen – Super Star” drawn by Aislin (alias Terry Mosher).
It also includes intriguing quotes such as
I went through an anti-intellectual stage. It was an interesting experience -it purifies the language. But I also lost my discipline, an my literary antecedents.
I realize now what folly it is to try to solve your financial woes by being a pop star.
There is also a substantial amount of analysis by the author. For example,
For years, Cohen has lived in, perhaps even created, the image of the misunderstood Romantic, striding like a Byron through the green pastures of Canadian literature. A “sissy poet,” as he once described himself to Pierre Berton.
Yep, there is all this and, as one has come to expect, much much more – certainly a worthwhile read.