The importance of tradition: sensual and spiritual aspects of love according to the medieval andalusian muslim poets and the occitan troubadours in contrast with the contemporary singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen
The following essay focuses on the Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen who is
believed to be one of the main representatives of the tradition of European love poetry as
understood by the Anglo-American modernists of the 20th century Ezra Pound and T.S. Eliot.
Primarily, it focuses on the Sacred Feminine character as the main subject of the Occitan and
Andalusian Medieval poetry and its reappearance in the song of Leonard Cohen. The paper also
deals with literary contrasts and views tradition as an always-evolving phenomenon.
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