The Holy or the Broken : Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley, and the Unlikely Ascent of "Hallelujah"

The Holy or the Broken : Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley, and the Unlikely Ascent of "Hallelujah"

Book Title: The Holy or the Broken : Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley, and the Unlikely Ascent of "Hallelujah"

Author: Liel Leibovitz

Format: Paperback | 288 pages

Publication Date: 01 Dec 2016

ISBN-13: 9781451657852

Praised as "brilliantly revelatory...a masterful work of critical journalism" (Kirkus Reviews, starred review), The Holy or the Broken is the fascinating account of one of the most-performed rock songs in history-Leonard Cohen's heartrending "Hallelujah."

How did one obscure song become an international anthem for human triumph and tragedy, a song each successive generation seems to feel they have discovered and claimed as uniquely their own? Celebrated music journalist Alan Light follows the improbable journey of "Hallelujah" straight to the heart of popular culture.