The Letter from Death

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In her fourth book, Lillian Moats constructs an astonishing appraisal of humanity through the eyes of Death itself. As an insightful, philosophical and witty narrator, Death takes a tour through the follies of human past, present and future to approach seemingly complex matters with startling directness.
Full of intelligent humour and deep insights, this book will engage and enlighten as it offers new perspectives on religion, militarism and the contradictions between human desires and actions. By drawing a connection between our unexamined fear of death and our unnecessary pursuit of war, Moats challenges readers to question whether humans are really violent warmongers by nature, or do we yearn to protect life? David J Moats' haunting and powerful illustrations will leave the issues burning in your mind. The book is introduced with a foreword by Howard Zinn, the renowned historian, activist, playwright and author of A People's History of the United States.
At once unsettling and comforting, tragic and comic, provocative and wise, The Letter from Death is an insightful examination of humanity that will give thoughtful readers a lot to think about.
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Lillian Moats is a writer, artist and filmmaker living near Chicago. She earned a bachelor of fine arts degree from the University of Michigan and a Masters degree from the University of Wisconsin. She has won over 40 international film festival awards (including 6 Cine Gold Eagles) for the animated art films she has produced with her filmmaking partner, JP Somersaulter. Books by Lillian Moats include: The Gate of Dreams (a collection of original fairy tales); Legacy of Shadows and Speak, Hands (literary memoirs); and The Letter from Death (a work of political fiction with a foreword by historian/activist Howard Zinn); and Hope, a Myth Reawakened, a philosophical myth about the nature of hope in a fragile world.

In addition to his work in art and design, David J Moats has a doctorate in Sociology from Goldsmiths College, University of London.

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Published on
Jul 10, 2012
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Pages
141
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ISBN
9780966957648
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Language
English
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Genres
Comics & Graphic Novels / Literary
Fiction / Satire
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Winner of the Eisner, Harvey, and Ignatz Awards for Best Graphic Novel. A New York Times Bestseller! "Remarkable."-- Leo Carey, The New Yorker "... dark, fearsomely complex..."-- Douglas Wolk, Publishers Weekly "My all-time favorite graphic novel... an immense, majestic work about the Jack the Ripper murders, the dark Victorian world they happened in, and the birth of the 20th century."-- Warren Ellis, Entertainment Weekly "Moore's works have often defied the public's expectations of the medium, and his most ambitious work, the massive graphic novel From Hell, is no exception... The result is at once a meditation on evil, a police procedural and a commentary on Victorian England. ... an impressive piece of work."-- Patrick Day, The Los Angeles Times "... a massive exploration of the Jack The Ripper murders that incorporates British history, Masonic ritual, and London geography in a fascinating and horrifying conspiracy theory."-- Tasha Robinson, The AV Club From Hell is the story of Jack the Ripper, perhaps the most infamous man in the annals of murder. Detailing the events leading up to the Whitechapel killings and the cover-up that followed, From Hell is a meditation on the mind of a madman whose savagery and violence gave birth to the 20th century. The serialized story, presented in its entirety in this volume, has garnered widespread attention from critics and scholars, and has been adapted into a major motion picture from Twentieth Century Fox starring Johnny Depp and Heather Graham. Often regarded as one of the most significant graphic novels ever published, From Hell combines meticulous research with educated speculation, resulting in a masterpiece of historical fiction both compelling and terrifying.
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