From The Star:
Leonard Cohen’s career took him from Montreal to Greece to Los Angeles, but he chose to leave much of his life’s work, including early poetry and novel manuscripts, in Toronto.
The singer, songwriter, poet and novelist, buried last week in Montreal following his death on Nov. 7, for years donated thousands of relics collected throughout his career to the University of Toronto’s Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library.
The collection contains countless handwritten notes, more than 100 self-portraits, fan mail and early drafts of Cohen’s work. It includes his 1960s experimental novel Beautiful Losers, acquired before publication, and 1956 poetry book Let Us Compare Mythologies.
Among Cohen’s personal notes are those he wrote while part of the debate club at McGill University, where he graduated in 1955.
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