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Marianne Ihlen (18 May 1935 – 28 July 2016)[nb 1] was a Norwegi...

wikipedia - 14 Nov 2016
Marianne Ihlen (18 May 1935 – 28 July 2016)[nb 1] was a Norwegian woman who was the first wife of author Axel Jensen and later the muse and girlfriend of Leonard Cohen for several years in the 1960s. She was the subject of Cohen's 1967 track "So Long, Marianne", in which he sang that she "held on to me like I was a crucifix as we went kneeling through the dark".
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Marianne Ihlen, Leonard Cohen's muse – obituary - 19 Aug 2016
Soon afterwards the husband sailed away and, as Cohen commented later: “I had no idea that I would spend the next decade with this man's wife.” Marianne Ihlen was born in Larkollen, Norway, on May 18 1935, to a traditional Norwegian family. At the age ...
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My lunch with Marianne Ihlen

The Guardian - 21 Aug 2016
Marianne Ihlen's house was high above the town of Hydra, next to one of the tiny roads that wind up from the port where, back in 1973, the steam ferries ended their journey from Piraeus. The island had defied the tide of mass tourism, and the ...
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Marianne Ihlen: More than Leonard Cohen's muse

Montreal Gazette - 11 Nov 2016
“Our bodies are falling apart and I think I will follow you very soon,” Leonard Cohen wrote in a note to Marianne Ihlen, composed and sent within two hours of being told that his former lover and muse, suffering from leukemia, was in a hospital in ...
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Leonard Cohen's muse Marianne Ihlen dies at age 81

Toronto Star - 04 Aug 2016
Leonard Cohen's muse Marianne Ihlen dies at age 81. By The Canadian Press. Thu., Aug. 4, 2016. The woman who inspired Leonard Cohen's “So Long, Marianne” has died. The singer's official Facebook page is featuring memories of Marianne Ihlen, who ...
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Marianne Ihlen

The Times - 26 Aug 2016
When Leonard Cohen heard that Marianne Ihlen was dying of leukaemia, he wrote to thank her for the “beauty” and “wisdom” of her life. The letter was a fitting coda to the song So Long, Marianne, which he had written for her half a century earlier and ...
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Leonard Cohen pays tribute to his former muse, Marianne Ihlen - 03 Aug 2016
Leonard Cohen has paid tribute to his former muse, Marianne Ihlen, who died last week. According to her friend, the filmmaker Jan Christian Mollestad, Ihlen passed away on July 28 at Diakonhjemmets Hospital in Oslo, reportedly less than a week after ...
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Leonard Cohen Makes It Darker

The New Yorker - 10 Oct 2016
Here and there, Cohen caught glimpses of a beautiful Norwegian woman. Her name was Marianne Ihlen, and she had grown up in the countryside near Oslo. Her grandmother used to tell her, “You are going to meet a man who speaks with a tongue of gold.
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My album of the year: Leonard Cohen's valediction

Cherwell Online - 09 Jan 2018
Marianne first met Cohen when they were both on the Greek Island of Hydra, where Cohen had gone in the early 1960s to escape the unromantic modern world and lead a monastic, medieval existence. Or so he hoped. A lifetime later, Cohen addresses his ...
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Flashback: Leonard Cohen Performs 'So Long Marianne' in 1979 - 11 Aug 2016
Shortly before Leonard Cohen's 1960s-era muse Marianne Ihlen died from leukemia late last month, he sent her a very touching letter. “Well Marianne, it's come to this time when we are really so old and our bodies are falling apart and I think I will ...
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1Dex (Blog) - 22 Jul 2018
«I'm Your Man » est la biographie minutieuse, presque fastidieuse, d'un grand punk dépressif qui, jusqu'à 65 ans, a fui ses angoisses dans l'alcool, la méditation, la prière, toutes les drogues possibles, et les bras d'innombrables femmes (Marianne ...
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Contacts: Leonard Cohen meets his muse in Greece

The Times - 19 Nov 2016
Marianne Ihlen was a free-spirited Norwegian who had moved to Hydra two years previously with her husband, the Norwegian writer Axel Jensen, and her son Axel Jensen Jr, but by the time she was pictured here, alongside baby Axel, Cohen and the ...
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Is the concept of the muse too sexist for the 21st century? - 08 Aug 2016
Leonard Cohen's very moving letter to his former lover Marianne Ilhen on her deathbed has been widely reported as the troubadour's farewell to his muse. The subject of his bittersweet classic So Long, Marianne, the Norwegian former model was fixed in ...

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