“I never thought of myself as a protest singer…You’re either a singer or you’re not a singer. You either affirm the life of the heart or you don’t” Leonard Cohen Video Interview 1985

“My poems are always Jewish; they cannot be anything else.”

From YouTube description [via Google Translate]:

In an interview with Dan Margalit on “New Evening”, Cohen refers to the motives for his work, the way his poems are received by the audience and the media, and also refers to the Jewish point in his writing: “My poems are always ‘Jewish’, they can not To be nothing else. ” At the end of the interview, a section of a clip was broadcast to Cohen’s song Hallelujah. The interview was identified and uploaded to the web as part of the educational archive digitization project. Broadcasted on July 7, 1985

I am republishing selected posts from my former Leonard Cohen site, Cohencentric, here on AllanShowalter.com (these posts can be found at Leonard Cohen). This entry was originally posted Nov 7, 2017.

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