Book of Longing.
Book of Longing.

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Book of Longing.

NY: Ecco Press, 2006 (second printing of the first US edition). Dustwrapper front cover art by Cohen. SIGNED by the author on the title page, and embellished with his red chop stamp, 'Order of the Unified Heart'. Cohen first introduced the Unified Heart image, a variant on the Star of David, in 1984 on the cover of his previous work of poetry, 'Book of Mercy', and has described the symbol as "A version of the yin and yang or any of those symbols that incorporate the polarities…and try and reconcile the differences".


Contains 167 previously unpublished poems and drawings, most of them written at a Zen monastery on Mount Baldy in California, where Cohen lived from 1994 to 1999, and in India, which he visited regularly during the late 1990s.


Head of spine slightly tender, o/w Fine in dw.

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