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Leonard Cohen on Yeats and Shakespeare – Quotes for Writers (and people who like quotes)

YeatsAs a young man, Yeats spoke to me in a way I could understand. Shakespeare I couldn’t understand, but Yeats I could. It was his subject matter and also I really admired the way he put his personal life on the line.

Leonard Cohen

photo credit: WB Yeats statue, Sligo. March 1991 via photopin (license)

3 comments on “Leonard Cohen on Yeats and Shakespeare – Quotes for Writers (and people who like quotes)

  1. ann perrin
    June 7, 2015

    Lovely post and pic. You have a way with you! Like these two down to earth bits of bio too.
    In 1966 Cohen published Parasites of Heaven, a book of poems. Both Beautiful Losers and Parasites of Heaven received mixed reviews and sold few copies
    1897 Yeats and Ernest Rhys co-founded the Rhymers’ Club, a group of London-based poets who met regularly in a Fleet Street tavern to recite their verse.

    • bridget whelan
      June 8, 2015

      Thanks Ann – think the Fleet Street tavern was The Cheshire Cheee which is stil there (with scorch marks from the great fire of London visable on its beams…or so they say.)

  2. theowllady
    June 8, 2015

    Reblogged this on theowlladyblog.

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