Love letters Leonard Cohen on ‘the muse’ to deliver more tons at auction

A collection of love letters by Leonard Cohen, written for a woman, that he was inspired to write the song, ” So Long, Marianne, to write, to take on a sale for a total of almost 800,000 euros will be delivered.

According to the auction house of Christie’s for more than half the letters, more than five times the expected value, the hammer went down.

In november 2016, and at the age of 82 died, the singer-songwriter wrote a letter to the Norwegian Marianne Ihlen, who would inspire him to several of the songs. The letters, dating back to the mid-sixties, and have been made available by the family of Ihlen.

In his letters, describes Cohen’s development of the aspirerende get closer to the famous musician. He has also been talking about the loneliness of fame.

The highest amount paid for a single letter, it was a little over 50,000 euros. This amount was to be paid for the first time, that Cohen, in Ihlen, sent after they met on the Greek island of Hydra in 1960.

In addition to the hit ” So Long, Marianne is in Ihlen is also seen as a to the k, behind the song Bird On A Wire, Hey That’s No Way to Say Goodbye. Ihlen, died in July of 2016, and, at 81 years of age, in Oslo, to leukemia. Cohen died a few months later of the same disease.


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