“If Roshi had been a professor of Astrophysics at Heidelberg I would have learned German and studied Astrophysics. I was interested in the man and I still am.” Leonard Cohen Focuses On The Person Not His Subject


From Interview with Michael Benazon (Matrix: Fall, 1986)


Also See You May Be A Leonard Cohen Fan If – Halfway through your 900k road trip to Prague, you find yourself in a Heidelberg hotel room because you remembered Leonard Cohen once said “If Roshi had been a professor of physics at Heidelberg University, I would have learned German and gone to Heidelberg to study physics.”


The Leonard Cohen Reading List

Brideshead Revisited is the latest entry to the Leonard Cohen Reading List, a compilation of books admired 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 April 7, 2018.

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