Jerusalem

Jerusalem

by Alan Moore

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Overview

New York Times Bestseller

Named one of the Best Books of the Year by NPR, the Washington Post, Kirkus Reviews, and Library Journal

Winner of the Audie Award

The New York Times bestseller from the author of Watchmen and V for Vendetta finally appears in a one-volume paperback.


Begging comparisons to Tolstoy and Joyce, this “magnificent, sprawling cosmic epic” (Guardian) by Alan Moore—the genre-defying, “groundbreaking, hairy genius of our generation” (NPR)—takes its place among the most notable works of contemporary English literature. In decaying Northampton, eternity loiters between housing projects. Among saints, kings, prostitutes, and derelicts, a timeline unravels: second-century fiends wait in urine-scented stairwells, delinquent specters undermine a century with tunnels, and in upstairs parlors, laborers with golden blood reduce fate to a snooker tournament. Through the labyrinthine streets and pages of Jerusalem tread ghosts singing hymns of wealth and poverty. They celebrate the English language, challenge mortality post-Einstein, and insist upon their slum as Blake’s eternal holy city in “Moore’s apotheosis, a fourth-dimensional symphony” (Entertainment Weekly). This “brilliant . . . monumentally ambitious” tale from the gutter is “a massive literary achievement for our time—and maybe for all times simultaneously” (Washington Post).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781631494727
Publisher: Liveright Publishing Corporation
Publication date: 09/25/2018
Pages: 1280
Sales rank: 161,139
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 2.40(d)

About the Author

Alan Moore is a magician and performer, and is widely regarded as the best and most influential writer in the history of comics. His seminal works include From Hell, V for Vendetta, and Watchmen, for which he won the Hugo Award. He was born in 1953 in Northampton, UK, and has lived there ever since.

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