The Mirror of Love

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The Mirror of Love
Author Alan Moore
Illustrator José Villarrubia
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Genre Romantic poetry
Publisher Top Shelf Productions
Publication date
2004 [incorrect]
Media type Print (Hardcover and Paperback)
Pages 136

The Mirror of Love is an epic poem by Alan Moore, written in the form of a romantic letter. Sappho, Michelangelo, Shakespeare, Emily Dickinson, Oscar Wilde, and many others are woven into this rich, visceral piece, which documents the history of same-sex love throughout mankind's history, and comments on its modern-day state. It was originally written fourteen years ago in a comic form (as part of an AARGH!, or Artists Against Rampant Government Homophobia, comic anthology) as a protest against Britain's homophobic Section 28. It was also converted into a stage production. In 2004, Moore teamed up with illustrator José Villarrubia, and the duo re-released the work, adding photographs to each poetic passage.[1]


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