Saturday, 22 October 2011

Leonard Cohen. Prince of Asturias Prize for the Letters

Leonard Cohen, poet, songwriter and novelist, is the recipient of Spain’s prestigious Prince of Asturias Prize for 2011, in the Arts section (eight parallel prizes are awarded every year under the Prince of Asturias rubric, corresponding to different fields). The same prize was awarded to Bob Dylan in 2007.
The veteran Canadian artist, aged 77, has received the prize in person this week in Oviedo, capital of the Principality of Asturias (Spain).

Cohen published his first book of poetry in Montreal in 1956 and his first novel in 1963. His work often explores religion, isolation, sexuality and interpersonal relationships.Famously reclusive, having once spent several years in a Zen Buddhist monastery, and possessing a persona frequently associated with mystique, he is extremely well regarded by critics for his literary accomplishments, for the richness of his lyrics, and for producing an output of work of high artistic quality over a five-decade career.
The videos shows two of his most known songs, 'Suzanne' and 'Hallelujah'



More information at ALKAID EDIICIONES ART (Spanish/English) and Leonard Cohen (English)

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  1. Gracias por postas Rafa! 'Hallelujah' is one of my favourite Leonard Cohen songs - my wife and I always sing along to it - the lyrics being not too hard to remember! :-)


  2. Hi Doc
    Leonard Cohen is one of the favourite singers of our generation in Spain! That's the reason behind his Award