Beautiful Losers


CanLit Canon Review #19: Leonard Cohen’s Beautiful Losers


In an attempt to make himself a better Canadian, Craig MacBride is reading and reviewing the books that have shaped this country. Leonard Cohen’s second and final novel, Beautiful Losers, published in 1966, is experimental and difficult. It is also mesmerizing, though, because of its swoon-worthy writing and enthusiasm for filth. You get this: “Come on a new journey with me, a journey only...