Forever Peace: To Stop War, Poem.
HALDEMAN Joe (2008.)
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Copy 'A' of five lettered copies, with an additional 25 numbered copies. 9 Aquatint etchings in colour and black and white by Judith Clute, each signed, along with an additional print of 'Condemned' loosely tipped in, signed and marked 'AP.' Signed by artist and author on colophon. 29 x 39cm. Original paste paper boards by Henry Wessels. New Jersey, Temporary Culture.
Joe Haldeman is the author of the science fiction classic The Forever War (1974), a fierce satire on the absurdity of the Vietnam war, which won the Nebula, Hugo and Locus awards. In this poem, Haldeman expresses similar sentiments and asks how we might 'find the heart and the head to make new gods... New gods, who find disgust in war.' Judith Clute is a London based artist associated with the science fiction and fantasy genres, who describes this work as responding 'in a visual way to the ideas of the poem... each will contain a word or part sentence or part word' from the lines of the poem. Fine.
Stock Code: 225460