Leonard Cohen’s Bathroom Library: Edmund Spenser’s Poetry & American Indian Mythology

Anyone can have a copy of People on the john. On top of the throne in Cohen’s Montreal home sit dog-eared copies of Edmund Spenser’s Poetry and American Indian Mythology.

Text is from “7 Reasons Leonard Cohen Is the Next-Best Thing to God” by David Browne. Entertainment Weekly, Jan 08, 1993. (20 March 2016 Update: Only the first half of this story appears to be available online at this time.) The graphic was added to illustrate this posting and may not represent the same editions owned by Mr Cohen.

The Leonard Cohen Reading List

These books are the latest entries to the Leonard Cohen Reading List, a compilation of books commended by the Canadian singer-songwriter.

All entries in the Leonard Cohen Reading List can be found at

The Original Leonard Cohen Reading List


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 December 6, 2014 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric.

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