Who by Fire: War, Atonement, and the Resurrection of Leonard Cohen

AUTEUR(S): Matti Friedman.

TAAL: Engels.
JAAR: 2022.
PAGINA’S: 240.
DRUK: Eerste editie.
STAAT: Nieuw (New).
ISBN/EAN: 9780771096266


In October 1973, the poet and singer Leonard Cohen – thirty-nine years old, famous, unhappy, and at a creative dead end – travelledfrom his home on the Greek island of Hydra to the chaos and bloodshed of the Sinai desert when Egypt attacked Israel on the Jewish high holiday of Yom Kippur. Moving around the front with a guitar and a group of local musicians, Cohen met hundreds of young soldiers, men and women at the worst moment of their lives. Those who survived never forgot the experience. And the war transformed Cohen. He had announced that he was abandoning his music career, but he instead returned to Hydra and to his family, had a second child, and released one of the best albums of his career.

In ‘Who By Fire’, journalist Matti Friedman gives us a riveting account of those weeks in the Sinai, drawing on Cohen’s previously unpublished writing, and on his own original reporting, to create a kaleidoscopic depiction of a harrowing, formative moment for both a young country at war and a singer at a crossroads.


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Matti Friedman. Who by Fire: War, Atonement, and the Resurrection of Leonard Cohen. Signal, verschenen in 2022. 240 pagina’s. Eerste editie. Staat: Nieuw (New). Hardback.

INTERN ID: 9780771096266
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