3 abr. 2012

UN CAPÍTULO DE "JERUSALEM" DEBUTA EN DIRECTO Y MOORE GANA UN "BRAM STOKER"

-“Jerusalem” parece acercarse más a cada día que pasa. La nueva y megalomaníaca novela de Alan Moore –de momento 650.000 palabras repartidas en más de mil páginas de papel biblia-, que lleva años escribiendo, parece acercarse poco a poco a su posible publicación. El autor ofreció una lectura del capítulo veinticuatro en el marco incomparable de la Biblioteca central de Northampton, donde ya ha realizado varios actos estos últimos meses. Son casi cuarenta minutos de video en los que Moore usa su clásica y retumbante voz para contar una historia desde el punto de vista de una estatua del Arcángel Miguel. Recordemos lo mucho que le gustan estos juegos literarios a nuestro autor, dado que en su anterior novela “La Voz del Fuego”, teníamos el parlamento de una cabeza cortada clavada en una estaca a la entrada de Northampton.


Aquí tenéis un enlace al video.

En palabras de Moore: “Este libro es diferente a todo lo que he escrito antes, de hecho es diferente a todo lo que cualquiera haya escrito antes”.

-Una buena noticia es la entrega a Alan Moore el pasado sábado (31 de marzo, cuando estrenamos “EMBRYO”, que cosas) del Premio Bram Stoker a la mejor novela gráfica por “Neonomicon”. Los premios Stoker, otorgados por la asociación de escritores de horror, son sin duda los más prestigiosos premios literarios en el campo de la fantasía y el terror. Escritores como Stephen King, Richard Matheson, Chuck Palahniuk o Neil Gaiman son algunos de los ilustres precedentes de Moore en recoger el galardón, que tiene esta siniestra forma:


Moore no pudo asistir pero envió un discurso de aceptación que fue leído por los organizadores, al parecer con gran regocijo por parte del público asistente.

1 comentario:

  1. Anónimo2/01/2013

    La antología "The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities" incluye este pequeño y sugestivo texto de Alan Moore sobre la 'construcción' de su novela JERUSALEM:

    Objects Discovered in a Novel Under Construction

    Documented by Alan Moore

    The following items have been retrieved from the construction site of an uncompleted novel, Jerusalem, where completion of the structure’s uppermost level has been delayed by unanticipated setbacks that are unrelated to the project.
    The site itself is gigantic in its dimensions, with more than half a million words already in place and the three-tier edifice as yet only a little more than two-thirds of the way into its lengthy building process. The intimidating silence that pervades the vast and temporarily abandoned landscape is exacerbated by the absence of the novel’s characters and by the lack of any background noise resulting from the engineering and the excavation usually associated with such ventures.
    Making a considerable contribution to the already unsettling ambience is the anomalous (and even dangerous) approach to architecture that is evident in the unfinished work: the lowest floor, responsible for bearing the immense load of the weightier passages and chambers overhead, seems to be built entirely of distressed red brick and grey slate roofing tiles with much of it already derelict or in a state of imminent collapse. Resting on this, the massive second tier would seem to be constructed mostly out of wood and has been brightly decorated with painted motifs that would appear to be more suited to a nursery or school environment, contrasted with the bleak and even brutal social realism that’s suggested by the weathered brickwork and decrepit terraces immediately below.
    The topmost storey, where work has been halted, seems again to be accomplished in a style that is entirely unrelated to the floors beneath. The building’s lines and sweeping curves are unresolved, curtailed in jutting spars or girders that stand enigmatically against the skyline. Amidst these skeletal protrusions are two or three relatively finished works of decorative statuary, the most notable being a winged stone figure representing the archangel Michael, who is depicted standing with a shield held in his left hand and what seems to be a snooker cue clutched in his right.

    http://www.amazon.es/The-Thackery-Lambshead-Cabinet-Curiosities/dp/0062004751/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1359706161&sr=8-1

    Un saludo,
    Jesús Olmo
    jesusolmo@hotmail.com

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