Jerusalem

Author(s): Alan Moore

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Begging comparisons to Tolstoy and Joyce, this "magnificent, sprawling cosmic epic" (Guardian) by Alan Moore--the genre-defying, "groundbreaking, hairy genius of our generation" (NPR)--takes its place among the most notable works of contemporary English literature. In decaying Northampton, eternity loiters between housing projects. Among saints, kings, prostitutes, and derelicts, a timeline unravels: second-century fiends wait in urine-scented stairwells, delinquent specters undermine a century with tunnels, and in upstairs parlors, laborers with golden blood reduce fate to a snooker tournament. Through the labyrinthine streets and pages of Jerusalem tread ghosts singing hymns of wealth and poverty. They celebrate the English language, challenge mortality post-Einstein, and insist upon their slum as Blake's eternal holy city in "Moore's apotheosis, a fourth-dimensional symphony" (Entertainment Weekly). This "brilliant . . . monumentally ambitious" tale from the gutter is "a massive literary achievement for our time--and maybe for all times simultaneously" (Washington Post).

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Alan Moore is a magician and performer, and is widely regarded as the best and most influential writer in the history of comics. His seminal works include From Hell, V for Vendetta, and Watchmen, for which he won the Hugo Award. He was born in 1953 in Northampton, UK, and has lived there ever since.

General Fields

  • : 9781631491344
  • : Liveright Publishing Corporation
  • : Liveright Publishing Corporation
  • : September 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Alan Moore
  • : Hardback
  • : 1280