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[PDF] ✈ Above the Dreamless Dead: World War I in Poetry and Comics By Chris Duffy – Submitsites.info 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 TodayWith New York Times Bestselling Editor Chris Duffy Nursery Rhyme Comics, Fairy Tale Comics At The Helm, Above The Dreamless Dead Is 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


10 thoughts on “Above the Dreamless Dead: World War I in Poetry and Comics

  1. David Schaafsma David Schaafsma says:

    This year is the 100th anniversary of the Great War, the war to end all wars, ha And who of us knows much about it Jane Addams, once the most famous woman in America, was vilified for taking a position that the war could have been avoided, of course she was right, and she was later hollowly vindicated, in a way, by bein


  2. First Second Books First Second Books says:

    When our editor, Calista Brill, came into the office fired up about trench poetry, I had no idea what she was talking about Two and a half years later, I m so glad that I ve gotten the chance to learnabout this really fascinating category of writing poetry written from the trenches of World War I And I m glad that with ABOVE THE


  3. Sarah Sarah says:

    High school teachers, use this book I would have loved to use this when I taught history and English I went through a stage in my 20s when I read a lot of the World War I poets Sassoon and Brooke mostly But, whoa, this version rocks So easy to incorporate into the classroom In the introduction, Duffy notes that many Americans don t know


  4. Morgan Morgan says:

    Good collection of poems in comic book format I still don t know too much about World War I, but in the intro Duffy acknowledges that he finds Americans seem to have little knowledge of the war I remember being taught in school, but it was brief, probably because we talkabout the Civil War and then World War II Regardless, you don t need to know


  5. Jennifer Jennifer says:

    World War I is a bit of a black hole for most people, both historically and literarily This brief and lovely collection edited by Chris Duffy sets about to shine a little light on those dark times, featuring twenty seven poems or songs by thirteen of the so called Trench Poets Each poem is interpreted by a cartoonist, only a couple of whom pull double dut


  6. April April says:

    Above The Dreamless Dead is one of those books that is worth reading no matter the format, although I think that the physical copy is worth reading for the tactile experience.Read the rest of my review here Above The Dreamless Dead is one of those books that is worth reading no matter the format, although I think that the physical copy is worth reading for the tac


  7. Kier Scrivener Kier Scrivener says:

    Do not survive the bitterness that war begets the century of carnage since your slaughter made cynics out of very nearly all Siegfried SassoonI found this book beautiful and tragic I especially was drawn to Owen and Sassoon s poems and the reflection on how the war affected the minds of those involved The illistrations really added to many of the poems especially the Next


  8. Timons Esaias Timons Esaias says:

    There is a fiction and poetry of World War One much of the fiction written by the poets that matches the Iliad for richness and power And like the Iliad, those works are open to re working and re interpreting by later generations Not a year goes by that there isn t a major retelling of some part of Iliad Odyssey somewhere in the world I see this book as a strong entry in what could


  9. Kaiya Kaiya says:

    Above the Dreamless Dead is a collection of poems and stories from World War One soldiers and veterans that were turned into a bunch of comics The art styles in this book were really cool Each poem kind of had their own style of art Everything was in black and white, but the art styles were very different Some were very simple and had very basic open shapes where are others werescribbley an


  10. Mark Flowers Mark Flowers says:

    Starred review from SLJ Plus read my interview with George Pratt, here are various dates given as the first day of World War I, from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand on June 28, 1914, to the first shots fired by Austro Hungarian soldiers on July 28 to the August 4th declaration of war by the British Empire, signalling the truly world wide stretch of the conflict Whatever the case, there


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