Duffy, Chris, ed. 2014. Above the Dreamless Dead: World War I in Poetry and Comics. New York: First Second.
(Advance Reader Copy)
Above the Dreamless Dead is an illustrated anthology of poetry by English soldier-poets, who served in WWI. They are known collectively as the "Trench Poets."
Poems by famous writers such as Wilfred Owen and Rudyard Kipling are illustrated by equally talented comic artists, including Hannah Berry and George Pratt. The comic-style renderings (most spanning many pages), offer complementary interpretations of these century-old poems. The benefit of hindsight and perspective give the artists a broader angle in which to work. The result is a very personal, haunting, and moving look at The Great War.
|This is the "case" for Above the Dreamless Dead. |
This, and many other interior photos at 00:01 First Second.
Look for Above the Dreamless Dead in September, 2014. Thanks to First Second, who provided this review copy at my request.
|French soldiers of the 87th Regiment, 6th Division, |
at Côte 304, (Hill 304), northwest of Verdun, 1916.
Public Domain image.
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