Publisher description for Beautiful losers / Leonard Cohen.


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Counter One of the best-known experimental novels of the 1960s, Beautiful Losers is Cohen’s most defiant and uninhibited work. The novel centres upon the hapless members of a love triangle united by their sexual obsessions and by their fascination with Catherine Tekakwitha, the 17th-century Mohawk saint.

By turns vulgar, rhapsodic, and viciously witty, Beautiful Losers explores each character’s attainment of a state of self-abandonment, in which the sensualist cannot be distinguished from the saint.


From the Paperback edition.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Men Canada Fiction, Death Fiction, Grief Fiction