This epic poem recounts the history of same-sex love, revealing a hiddenside of Western culture through the lives of its greatest artists.
Sappho,Michelangelo, Shakespeare, Emily Dickinson, Oscar Wilde, and many others arewoven into this rich, visceral piece. Originally written fourteen years ago,The Mirror of Love sprang from Moore's activist heart as a reaction toBritain's controversial anti-gay law, Clause 28.
In the past, Mirror hasbeen translated into both a comic book and a stage production, but Top Shelfpresents it as it was meant to be, a hardcover book illustrated with over fortyfull-color photographs from acclaimed artist Jose Villarrubia. Included in the 128-page special edition is an essay about the poem and itsprevious incarnations, an index of characters and places, a selection of classicpoems quoted in the text, and a bibliography.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 128 pages
- Publisher: Top Shelf Productions
- Publication Date: 26/05/2004
- Category: Literary studies: poetry & poets
- ISBN: 9781891830457