NCL 73 – The Favourite Game by Leonard Cohen


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The Favourite Game was not included in Series One.


The Favourite Game by Leonard Cohen (New Canadian Library) front coverSeries Four

From the Back Cover:

First published in 1963, THE FAVOURITE GAME, Leonard Cohen’s first novel, is a semiautobiographical portrait of a Montreal Jewish boy who confronts his vocation as a poet.

Richly satirical and funny, this brilliant novel charts Lawrence Breavman’s personal odyssey as he discovers himself and the world around him. With sensitivity and compassion Cohen explores the inner and outer landscapes of a quest which finally allows its hero to discard family, friends, and mistresses in order to move on through life alone.

THE FAVOURITE GAME is a shrewd appraisal of the human comedy, where “the favourite game” is love.


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