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The Mirror of Love,9781891830457

The Mirror of Love

Format: Hardcover
Pub. Date: 5/26/2004
Publisher(s): Ingram Book Co


This masterpiece, an epic poem in prose, is a passionate love letter that beautifully recounts the history of same-sex love. Author Alan Moore takes us on a fascinating journey, from prehistory to the present, that reveals the hidden side of Western culture through the loves of some of its greatest creators. Enduring waves of oppression, we learn the reason why gay culture has survived and flourished despite centuries of persecution. This edition presents the poem fully illustrated by Jose Villarrubia, who has previously collaborated with Moore on his award-winning series Promethea and his novel Voice of the Fire. It also features a foreword by novelist Robert Rodi and an introduction by OBIE Award-winning playwright David Drake, as well as an index of historical characters featured in the piece, a selected bibliography, and classic love poems by Sappho, Michelangelo, Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, and Wilfred Owen. Book jacket.

Author Biography

Multiple award-winning author Alan Moore is universally considered the best writer of graphic novels in the medium's history. Among his many awards are the Hugo Award, the Locus Award, the Bram Stoker Award, the Will Eisner Award, and the International Horror Guild Award. His first novel, Voice of the Fire, takes place in Northampton, England, where he was born and lives Jose Villarrubia is best known for his fine art photographs, which have been featured in the anthologies Over the last eighteen years he has participated in over one hundred exhibitions

Table of Contents

Foreword ix
Introduction xi
The Mirror of Love
Appendix I: Who's Who in The Mirror of Love 83(12)
Appendix II: Poems Quoted in The Mirror of Love 95(10)
Appendix III: Suggested Readings 105(4)
Appendix IV: What Was Clause 28? 109(4)
Acknowledgements 113

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