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Dance Me to the End of Love Hardcover – May, 1995


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The Canadian songwriter Leonard Cohen, known primarily for his mournful tunes of love misplaced, has produced a surprising message of hopeful passion in this playful picture book for grownups in love. The 21 Matisse illustrations sprawl luxuriously across the pages. Art, poetry, and the suggestion of erotic delights... what more can a lover ask?

About the Author

Leonard Cohen’s artistic career began in 1956 with the publication of his first book of poetry, Let Us Compare Mythologies (just reissued). He has published two novels, The Favourite Game and Beautiful Losers, and ten books of poetry, most recently Stranger Music: Selected Poems and Songs and Book of Longing. He has to date made seventeen albums, the latest being Dear Heather. Numerous tribute albums, in many languages, have celebrated his songs. He divides his time between Los Angeles and Montreal.


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Stewart Tabori & Chang; First Edition edition (May 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1556704062
  • ISBN-13: 978-1556704062
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 10 x 11.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,278,299 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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54 of 55 people found the following review helpful By Daniel on April 1, 2000
Format: Hardcover
I'm a great fan of this series of books - each takes a poem and an artist, and blends the words of the poem with the images of the artist to create a harmonious, well-matched whole. Dance Me To The End Of Love is the most successful of the sequence, with Matisse's gliding, extravagantly curvaceous artwork and Leonard Cohen's beautiful song-poem floating around, in and out of each other, the words complementing the images complementing the words. It is a beautiful book to look at and to read, to savour and enjoy. Matisse was an artist whose images had all the flying poise and grace of the dancer, and is the only possible artist who could have complemented Leonard Cohen's song. I am delighted to possess this book, and can read it over and over again, admiring the beauty and vision of the person who set the typeface and layout of the pages. If you love beautiful things, and admire Matisse, this is a book you must have casually tossed onto your coffee table - see how many people lean forward and glance inside, and are riveted immediately.
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38 of 38 people found the following review helpful By beezle@sasquatch.com on June 12, 1998
Format: Hardcover
This isn't a book of poetry, it is a book of one poem, beautifully matched with work by Matisse. I have now given it to two different couples for their weddings. Words and pictures to make your heart soar, Cohen and Matisse seemed to be talking to each other with their art.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 24, 2001
Format: Hardcover
i love this book... it is so rhythmical and sensual. i got it for my husband on our wedding day. it was perfect.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Denise Morgan on August 31, 2007
Format: Hardcover
It's hard to believe Matisse did not collaborate on this book. The perfect symbiosis of the poetry and illustrations truly dance you through to the end. I bought this book as a gift. I'm keeping it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on October 7, 2006
Format: Hardcover
Based upon an original poem by Leonard Cohen which is showcased through the distinctive artwork of Henri Matisse, Dance Me To The End Of Love is a lyrical tribute to the emotion of love and its power to heal broken hearts and broken lives. Gracing the picturebook collections of family, school, and community libraries, this Dance Me To The End Of Love is a unique and highly recommended title that will have a very special appeal to young children and their parents,
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jo. W on November 12, 2005
Format: Hardcover
Theo my boyfriend, produced this book for my birthday in Feb 2004, it was the best present I have received so thoughtful and different. The words and illustrations compliment each other beautifullly, it is a short book but definetly one you will want to read over and over again.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Yelena Bandura on November 16, 2008
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Dance Me to the End of Love is my favorite book.
when 2 geniuses meet, you'll get the best possible result.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By D. Weigel on April 16, 2007
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Top quality. Really lovely. Nice for couples to read together. Great for the coffee table.
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