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The Resource Goddamn this war!, art & story by Tardi ; chronology by Jean-Pierre Verney ; [translated by Helge Dascher ; edited by Kim Thompson]

Goddamn this war!, art & story by Tardi ; chronology by Jean-Pierre Verney ; [translated by Helge Dascher ; edited by Kim Thompson]

Label
Goddamn this war!
Title
Goddamn this war!
Statement of responsibility
art & story by Tardi ; chronology by Jean-Pierre Verney ; [translated by Helge Dascher ; edited by Kim Thompson]
Title variation
God damn this war
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Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
Initially serialized in six newspaper-format pamphlets, and then released into two volumes, this is the ninth volume of Tardi's work to be released in English by Fantagraphics Books, a comic rendering of the tragic aspects of World War I
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Review
  • /* Starred Review */ Tardi’s It Was the War of the Trenches was released in the U.S. in 2010, but it’s been 15 years since its completion, a gap of time that proves Tardi’s passion and anger over WWI has not dampened in the least. This spiritual sequel uses an unnamed Parisian soldier’s hardboiled, heartbroken narration (there is no spoken dialogue) to take the reader through six years of hopelessly indistinguishable trenches, explosions, corpses, mud, and maggots, all of it depicted via three panoramic panels per page rendered in smoky grays and foggy blues—with blood accents (“pieces of human flesh settled like red snowflakes”). Multiple encounters with the same German soldier provide a ghost of a story line, but primarily this carries the wandering tone of a shell-shocked young man writing an unfocused letter home, swinging from pure pining to furious condemnation: “It was always the same old song—to the tune of human bones being tossed into the meat grinder.” The pages are strewn with images of dead bodies and midexplosion terrors, but the unforgettable centerpiece is two wordless pages of disfigured postwar faces. Verney’s closing illustrated chronology of French involvement in the war provides a firm base to this tale of an Everysoldier who acknowledges from the start, “I’d make a perfect fatality.” -- Kraus, Daniel (Reviewed 07-01-2013) (Booklist, vol 109, number 21)
  • /* Starred Review */ French artist Tardi revisits World War I, the subject matter of his phenomenal It Was the War of the Trenches. He takes a new approach to his subject matter, and his art has evolved in the 15 years since his earlier masterpiece, but the details of the conflict remain grim. Tardi proceeds chronologically, showing how Europe marched into a pointless, brutal war—a conflict in which millions died to no great purpose, leaving nothing but mud and ruins across great swaths of the continent. Tardi’s palate becomes increasingly depleted as his story develops, reflecting the dire circumstances of the hapless conscripted soldiers manning the front lines. As hope and sense drain from the world, so too does color, with the art fading to a grim monochrome. Also included is an illustrated chronology of World War I, provided by historian Verney. Tardi’s skills as an artist are rivaled only by his skill as a writer; he vividly conveys the horrors and sheer waste of the Great War. This new translation allows English-speakers to discover Tardi’s remarkable work. (Aug.) --Staff (Reviewed June 10, 2013) (Publishers Weekly, vol 260, issue 23, p)
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10193606
Cataloging source
AU@
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Tardi, Jacques
Dewey number
  • 741.5/944
  • 940.4/002/22
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • D522
  • PN6747.T37
LC item number
  • .T2813 2013
  • G633 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
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  • 1965-
  • 1956-2013
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  • Dascher, Helge
  • Thompson, Kim
  • Verney, Jean-Pierre
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True
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World War, 1914-1918
Label
Goddamn this war!, art & story by Tardi ; chronology by Jean-Pierre Verney ; [translated by Helge Dascher ; edited by Kim Thompson]
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Publication
Note
  • Originally published in French as: Putain de guerre!. Casterman, ©2013
  • Includes World War One : an illustrated chronology by Jean-Pierre Verney
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
  • sti
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
World War One: an illustrated chronology / Jean-Pierre Verney
Control code
ocn836717989
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
134 pages
Isbn
9781606995822
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)836717989
Label
Goddamn this war!, art & story by Tardi ; chronology by Jean-Pierre Verney ; [translated by Helge Dascher ; edited by Kim Thompson]
Publication
Note
  • Originally published in French as: Putain de guerre!. Casterman, ©2013
  • Includes World War One : an illustrated chronology by Jean-Pierre Verney
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
World War One: an illustrated chronology / Jean-Pierre Verney
Control code
ocn836717989
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
134 pages
Isbn
9781606995822
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)836717989

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