Leonard Cohen’s All-Time Best (Unpublished) Response To An Interviewer’s Question

Elegant Answers To Grandiloquent Questions: As I’ve repeatedly observed, Leonard Cohen gives good interview. I am especially taken with his responses to queries couched in highfalutin terms. This specimen, dated less than a month before Leonard’s death, is my personal favorite.

 

Dan Cairns: Do you ever – not literally, but figuratively – turn a corner and bump into yourself?

 

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I’m worried about you, Dan

 

Leonard Cohen

 

From the Dan Cairns–Sunday Times Culture questionnaire Leonard Cohen sent me Oct 17, 2016. While some of that questionnaire was incorporated into Leonard Cohen: Hey, that’s some way to say goodbye by Dan Cairns (The Sunday Times: October 23, 2016), this specific response was not used in the final article. Graphic based on a photo by Kezban Özcan.

 

Also see: Leonard Cohen Responds To Highfalutin Questions: The Notion Of Time

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 Jan 20, 2018.

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