songs are the subject many times and titles like "Suzanne"
or "Hallelujah" became classics. In the mid ninety's,
Leonard Cohen decided to curb his career, retiring in a Buddhist
monastery where he spent five years. During this period, he released
no albums and his return in 2001 with "Ten New Songs"
will be a success. Leonard Cohen is sacred Companion of the Order
of Canada in 2003, a large Canadian distinction. Despite his age,
he has lost none of his talent as a singer and in 2006 he published
a new book of poetry. In 2008, he moved around the world at a
major series of concerts that will bring together thousands of
spectators and attract criticism, proof that Leonard Cohen has
a special place in the hearts of audiences.