Leonard Cohen was always the grownup in the room.
- Dorian Lynskey
- The Guardian
He was young once, of course, but the world never saw much of the modestly successful poet and novelist from Montreal.
He was already 33 — ancient by 60s standards — when he gazed out from the sepia-tinted, photo-booth snapshot on the cover of 1967’s…
The face suggested that he’d been around the block a few times; the voice and words confirmed it.
The man knew things about life and…