Flowers for Hitler by Leonard Cohen

Flowers for Hitler by Leonard Cohen

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Riginally published by McClelland & Stewart in 1964, Flowers for Hitler is Leonard Cohen's third collection of poetry, in which he first experiments with his self-consciously 'anti-art' gestures: an attempt, in his own words, to move 'from the world of the golden-boy poet into the dung pile of the front-line writer.' Haunted by the image of the Nazi concentration camps, the poems are deliberately ugly, tasteless, and confrontational, setting out to destroy the image of Cohen as a sweet romantic poet. Its author was confident in his new direction, telling his publisher at the time that the collection was a masterpiece, and 'there [had] never been a book like this, prose or poetry, written in Canada.'. This 1973 Cape Paperback is in fair condition. DJ torn, very poor condition.

ISBN: 9780224008419 SKU: 1407880 Note: Any image shown is from a stock photo and is not the actual book.