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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
Author
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."--
Summary
A novel employing a kaleidoscope of literary forms and styles provides a rich cast of characters includes the living, the dead, the celestial, and the infernal in an intricately woven tapestry that presents a vision of an absolute and timeless human reality in all of its exquisite, comical and heartbreaking splendor
Storyline
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10524518
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Moore, Alan
Dewey number
823/.914
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Space and time
  • Slums
  • Mortality
  • Public housing
  • Eternity
  • FICTION / Historical
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Science Fiction
  • FICTION / Visionary & Metaphysical
  • Eternity
  • Mortality
  • Public housing
  • Slums
  • Space and time
  • England
  • Northampton (England)
Target audience
adult
Label
Jerusalem : a novel, Alan Moore
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The boroughs -- Mansoul -- Vernall's inquest -- Afterlude
Control code
ocn937452744
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1266 pages
Isbn
9781631491344
Lccn
2016014957
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)937452744
Label
Jerusalem : a novel, Alan Moore
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The boroughs -- Mansoul -- Vernall's inquest -- Afterlude
Control code
ocn937452744
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1266 pages
Isbn
9781631491344
Lccn
2016014957
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)937452744

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