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Above the dreamless dead : World War I in poetry and comics


First edition.

Publication Information

New York : First Second, 2014.


A collection of World War I poetry interpreted by cartoonists.


  • Introduction
  • The call to war: "Channel firing" / "I don't want to be a soldier" (soldiers' song) / "Peace" / "War" / "All the hills and vales along" / In the trenches: From The great push / "The immortals" / "Greater love" / "The question" / "Sing me to sleep" (soldiers' song) / "Therefore is the name of it called Babel" / "The general" / "Dulce et decorum est" / "A private" / "When this bloody war is over" (soldiers' song) / "The coward" / "Soldier's dream" / "Break of day in the trenches" / "I looked up from my writing" / "The dancers" / "Dead man's dump" / "Everyone sang" / Aftermath: "Ancient history" / "The next war" / "The end" / "Repression of war experience" / "Two fusiliers" / "In time of 'the Breaking of Nations'" / Notes
  • The poets
  • Comics contributors
  • Further reading.
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