WATCH: These 5 Shia LaBeouf performances shot against a green screen prove he is the god of acting!

We love us some local music talent! Check out these 4 acts that we're totally in love with right now!

Leonard Cohen wins literary award

2011-06-01 18:56
 
Madrid - Canadian singer and poet Leonard Cohen won Spain's prestigious Prince of Asturias literature award on Wednesday for a body of work of "immutable merit", the jury said.

The jury decided by majority vote to confer the 2011 award for letters on 77-year-old Cohen for his writings.

Cohen's writing "has influenced three generations of people worldwide through his creation of emotional imagery in which poetry and music are fused in an oeuvre of immutable merit", the jury said in a statement.

Buddhist monastery

"The passing of time, sentimental relationships, the mystical traditions of the East and the West and life sung as an unending ballad make up a body of work associated with certain moments of decisive change at the end of the 20th and beginning of the 21st century."

Cohen left music in the 1990s and spent years in a Buddhist monastery in California, where he became a monk and took the name Jikan, which means "silence".

But the musical and literary giant known for songs such as So Long, Marianne, Suzanne and First We Take Manhattan returned to the stage in May 2008.


Read more on:    leonard cohen  |  celebrities
NEXT ON CHANNEL24X

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Recent News

Seven Sounds is the perfect addition to the thriving artistic community, which is the Maboneng Precinct. Read More »

A choreographer who accused Michael Jackson of years of molestation cannot pursue his allegations against the singer's estate because he waited too long to file the legal action, a judge has ruled. Read More »

inside channel 24

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.