Dare to Read

June 4, 2011

Congratulations to Leonard Cohen

by Carmen Ferreiro-Esteban
In one of those bizarre coincidences, as I prepared for my reading last night (see below Homage to Federico Garcia Lorca), I learned Leonard Cohen has been named on June 2nd, this year’s recipient of Spain’s Prince of Asturias Award in Literature.

http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/lifestyle/2011/06/01/leonard-cohen-wins-spanish-letters-prize/#ixzz1OAIXaNlm

I had the pleasure of seeing Leonard Cohen in person in San Francisco in 1989.
I still remember.
In the link below you can hear him singing Take this Waltz, his amazing translation of Federico Garcia Lorca’s Pequeño Vals Vianés.
http://youtu.be/WdkIW7V8Y0w
My sincere congratulations to a great man and artist.
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1 Comment »

  1. […] I mentioned in a previous post (https://carmenferreiroesteban.wordpress.com/2011/06/04/congratulations-to-leonard-cohen/) the Canadian poet Leonard Cohen won the Spanish award Principe de Asturias in […]

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