The Resource Jerusalem : a novel, Alan Moore

Jerusalem : a novel, Alan Moore

Label
Jerusalem : a novel
Title
Jerusalem
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Alan Moore
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the half a square mile of decay and demolition that was England's Saxon capital, eternity is loitering between the firetrap housing projects. Embedded in the grubby amber of the district's narrative among its saints, kings, prostitutes, and derelicts a different kind of human time is happening, a soiled simultaneity that does not differentiate between the petrolcolored puddles and the fractured dreams of those who navigate them. Fiends last mentioned in the second-century Book of Tobit wait in urine-scented stairwells, the delinquent specters of unlucky children undermine a century with tunnels, and in upstairs parlors laborers with golden blood reduce fate to a snooker tournament. 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."-- Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Moore, Alan
Dewey number
[Fic]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Space and time
  • Slums
  • Mortality
  • Public housing
  • Eternity
Target audience
adult
Label
Jerusalem : a novel, Alan Moore
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Map on end papers
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1266 p.
Isbn
9781631491344
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016-014957
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 219623
  • 5560013
Label
Jerusalem : a novel, Alan Moore
Publication
Note
Map on end papers
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1266 p.
Isbn
9781631491344
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016-014957
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 219623
  • 5560013

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