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    DescriptionA wise and funny collection of modern-day parables about the ties between humans and their gods Imagine you are Poseidon at the dawn of the twenty-first century. The oceans are dying and sailors have long since stopped paying tribute. They just don't need you anymore. What do you do? Perhaps, seeking answers, you go exploring. Maybe you end up in Wisconsin and discover the pleasures of the iced latte. And then, perhaps, everything goes wrong. Anders Nilsen, the author of "Big Questions" and "Don't Go Where I Can't Follow," explores questions like these in his newest work, a darkly funny meditation on religion and faith with a modern twist. "Rage of Poseidon" brings all the philosophical depth of Nilsen's earlier work to bear on contemporary society, asking how a twenty-first-century child might respond to being sacrificed on a mountaintop, and probing the role gods like Venus and Bacchus might have in the world of today. Nilsen works in a unique style for these short stories, distilling individual moments in black silhouette on a spare white background. Above all, though, he immerses us seamlessly in a world where gods and humans are more alike than not, forcing us to recognize the humor in our (and their) desperation. "Rage of Poseidon" is devastating, insightful, and beautifully hewn; it's a wry triumph in an all-new style from a masterful artist.


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    Title
    Rage of Poseidon
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Anders Nilsen
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 72
    Width: 188 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 703 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781770461284
    ISBN 10: 1770461280
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Ingram Subject Code: GV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F3.0
    BIC E4L: GRA
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: FX
    DC22: 741.5973
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: I-GV
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15860
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 65
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 741.5/973
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Merchandise Category: GPH
    B&T General Subject: 400
    B&T Approval Code: A23430000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: CGN006000
    DC23: 741.5973
    LC classification: PN6727.N56 R34 2013
    Thema V1.0: XA
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    black and white illustrations
    Publisher
    Drawn and Quarterly
    Imprint name
    Drawn and Quarterly
    Publication date
    30 November 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Montreal
    Author Information
    Anders Nilsen is an award-winning cartoonist and visual artist. He is the author of several books, including "Don't Go Where I Can't Follow" and the magnum opus "Big Questions," ""for which he was awarded the 2012 Lynd Ward Graphic Novel Prize by the Pennsylvania Center for the Book and the Ignatz Award, and was nominated for the top prize at the Angouleme International Comics Festival. Nilsen's works have been translated into a number of languages, and he has exhibited his drawing and painting internationally. He lives and works in Minneapolis.
    Review quote
    Praise for Anders Nilsen"["Big Questions "is] a sprawling, uncanny work about fate and death whose stakes spiral upward while its scope remains confined to a few small creatures' territory." --"The New York Times""Nilsen offers an expansive, imaginative anthropomorphic tour de force . . . in this beautiful, elegiac saga." --"The Miami Herald"