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Above the Dreamless Dead

World War I in Poetry and Comics

by various authors, edited by Chris Duffy

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Description

As the Great War dragged on and its catastrophic death toll mounted, a new artistic movement found its feet in the United Kingdom. The Trench Poets, as they came to be called, were soldier-poets dispatching their verse from the front lines. Known for its rejection of war as a romantic or noble enterprise, and its plainspoken condemnation of the senseless bloodshed of war, Trench Poetry soon became one of the most significant literary moments of its decade.

The marriage of poetry and comics is a deeply fruitful combination, as evidenced by this collection. In stark black and white, the words of the Trench Poets find dramatic expression and reinterpretation through the minds and pens of some of the greatest cartoonists working today.

With New York Times bestselling editor Chris Duffy (Nursery Rhyme Comics,Fairy Tale Comics) at the helm,Above the Dreamless Deadis a moving and illuminating tribute to those who fought and died in World War I. Twenty poems are interpreted in comics form by twenty of today's leading cartoonists, including Eddie Campbell, Kevin Huizenga, George Pratt, and many others.

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Art and writings by such notables as Courtney Milne, Margaret Atwood and John Ralston Saul, Sarah Locke et al.
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Chris Duffy

Art and writings by such notables as Courtney Milne, Margaret Atwood and John Ralston Saul, Sarah Locke et al.
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Contributor Notes

Contributors toAbove the Dreamless Dead include: Hannah Berry, Stephen R. Bissette, Eddie Campbell, Lilli Carré, Liesbeth De Stercke, Hunt Emerson, Garth Ennis, Simon Gane, Sarah Glidden, Isabel Greenberg, Sammy Harkham, David Hitchcock, Kevin Huizenga, Kathryn Immonen, Stuart Immonen, Peter Kuper, James Lloyd, Pat Mills, Anders Nilsen, Danica Novgorodoff, Luke Pearson, George Pratt, Carol Tyler, and Phil Winslade. Edited by Chris Duffy.

Awards
  • Long-listed, YALSA Great Graphic Novel for Teens
  • Long-listed, YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens

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