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The Favourite Game by  Leonard Cohen - Paperback - 3rd Paperback Printing - 1970 - from Bookmarc Books (SKU: 017544)

The Favourite Game

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The Favourite Game

by Cohen, Leonard

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  • paperback
Condition
Very Good/No Jacket
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Toronto: McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1970. New Canadian Library N73. A very nice copy with interiors lightly tanned and unmarked. Cover shows only light shelfwear. Spine is uncreased. A very nice copy.. 3rd Paperback Printing. Mass Market Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" Tall.

Synopsis

This warm and lyrical semi-autobiographical first novel by singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen charts the coming of age of Lawrence Breavman, the only son of a Jewish Montreal family.'Children show scars like medals. Lovers use them as secrets to reveal. A scar is what happens when the world is made flesh.'Lawrence Breavman seeks two things: love and beauty. Beginning with the innocent games of delicious misadventure with first love Lisa and the absorbing wanders through Montreal with best friend Krantz, Breavman's tale is a distant echo of 'Catcher in the Rye' and 'Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man' – injected with 1960s aesthetics and Cohen's unique poetry. As Breavman grows into a young man, the emerging writer continues his quest for beauty and love, finding himself in the arms of Shell and a burgeoning realisation of his own talent for appreciating majesty in the grotesque. Semi-autobiographical, the angst and beauty of Cohen's voice deftly channel the painful confusion of the journey into adulthood, and the friendships, wars and lovers that are our guides.

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Bookseller
Bookmarc Books CA (CA)
Bookseller's Inventory #
017544
Title
The Favourite Game
Author
Cohen, Leonard
Format/binding
Paperback
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
No Jacket
Quantity-available
1
Edition
3rd Paperback Printing
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
McClelland and Stewart Limited
Place of Publication
Toronto
Date Published
1970
Bookseller catalogs
Canada; Classic/Collectible;
Size
12mo - over 6�" - 7�" Tall

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Bookmarc Books

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Campbell River, British Columbia
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About Bookmarc Books

We are a small independent, carbon neutral bookroom located in Campbell River, BC. Open to the public by appointment, we specialize in Horror, Science Fiction, Fantasy & Weird Fiction. Throw in some Occult options and we think we've got a nice assortment, but by all means have a look for yourself. Need more info or a scan, just let us know.If you are a local or are visiting the Campbell River area, you can always pick your book up in person...at an agreed upon time, please. We also feature Free Local Delivery!

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Mass Market
Mass market paperback books, or MMPBs, are printed for large audiences cheaply. This means that they are smaller, usually 4... [More]
shelfwear
Minor wear resulting from a book being place on, and taken from a bookshelf, especially along the bottom edge.
jacket
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps... [More]
12mo
A duodecimo is a book approximately 7 by 4.5 inches in size, or similar in size to a contemporary mass market paperback. Also... [More]
New
A new book is a book previously not circulated to a buyer. Although a new book is typically free of any faults or defects, "new"... [More]
spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf.... [More]

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