Jan 10, 2016

Jerusalem's blurb

Photo by Mitch Jenkins.
Excerpt from Alan Moore's blurb for his upcoming novel Jerusalem to be published in September. You can read the complete text here.

[...] An opulent mythology for those without a pot to piss in, through the labyrinthine streets and pages of Jerusalem tread ghosts that sing of wealth and poverty; of Africa, and hymns, and our threadbare millennium. They discuss English as a visionary language from John Bunyan to James Joyce, hold forth on the illusion of mortality post-Einstein, and insist upon the meanest slum as Blake’s eternal holy city. Fierce in its imagining and stupefying in its scope, this is the tale of everything, told from a vanished gutter. [Alan Moore]


artemus dada said...

Thank you, and are you aware of this news : http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/jan/08/alan-moore-early-comic-monster-republished-original-panels


smoky man said...

@artemus dada
Yes I know about "Monster" but... Moore wrote few pages so it's basically a Wagner's work.

Mike said...

Yes, Monster only featured one chapter (four pages) by Moore.