The Favorite Game

The Favorite Game

A Novel

Book - 2003
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Describes the youth and early manhood of Lawrence Beavman, only son of an old Jewish family in Montreal, who achieves literary fame as a college student and does penance in the form of manual labor.
Publisher: New York : Vintage, 2003
Edition: 1st Vintage Contemporaries ed
ISBN: 9781400033621
1400033624
Branch Call Number: Fiction Cohen
Characteristics: 244 p. ; 21 cm

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lukasevansherman
Dec 19, 2013

A lot of musicians have tried their hand at writing (Bob Dylan, Nick Cave, Jewel), but Leonard Cohen was an established poet before he turned to songwriting. Better know for his poetry, he also wrote two novels, of which this, released in 1963, is the first. It combines to great post-war themes: the coming of age novel and the Jewish novel. If you know his music well, its tone and content will be familiar. His second novel, "Beautiful Losers," is dripping with sex.

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kwsmith
Dec 10, 2009

I think this book is about self-isolation ... a traditional Canadian literary theme.

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