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Heidegger and Leonard Cohen: “You Want It Darker”

Department of Philosophy, Lincoln Center, Fordham University, New York, NY 10023, USA
Academic Editor: Elliot Wolfson
Religions 2021, 12(7), 488; https://doi.org/10.3390/rel12070488
Received: 26 May 2021 / Revised: 21 June 2021 / Accepted: 22 June 2021 / Published: 30 June 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Heidegger and Jewish Thought: In Search of the Same Difference)
This article seeks to ask the question of Leonard Cohen as a poet in terms of what Heidegger calls destitute or desperate times (dürftigerZeit) in his WozuDichter (“What Are Poets For”)? This question requires reflection on voice and attunement, including music and eros along with nothing less Heideggerian than the thought of death, reading Leonard Cohen on what appears to be a relation to the religious—for us? for him? for the Christ? ”forsaken, almost human”—but also painfully reflexive: ”we kill the flame”; a poet in dark times as we face them, together and alone. View Full-Text
Keywords: gnosticism; music; inauthenticity; male and female desire; deity gnosticism; music; inauthenticity; male and female desire; deity
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