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Goddamn This War!

By Jacques Tardi

Tardi’s most recent war-themed graphic novel tracks an unnamed soldier’s experiences.

Created 15 years after the completion of his Eisner Award-winning World War I masterwork It Was the War of the Trenches, Tardi’s Goddamn This War! is no mere sequel or extension, but a brand new, wholly individual graphic novel that serves as a companion piece to Trenches but can be read entirely on its own. Vastly different sequentially (eschewing Trenches’ splintered narrative, Goddamn is split into six chronological chapters, one for each year of the war), graphically (Tardi deploys his more recent pen-ink-and-watercolor technique, with the bold colors of the early chapters fading into a grimy near-monochrome in the later ones as the war drags on), and narratively (all of Goddamn is told, with insight, dark wit and despair, as a first-person reminiscence/narration by an unnamed soldier), Goddamn This War! shares with Trenches its sustained sense of outrage, pitch-black gallows humor, and impeccably scrupulous historical exactitude. In fact, Goddamn This War! includes an extensive year-by-year historical text section written by Tardi’s frequent World War I research helpmate, the historian and collector Jean-Pierre Verney, including dozens of stunning rare photographs and visual documents from his personal collection. 152

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Publish Date

2013

ISBN

9781606995822


Format: Book
Author: Tardi, Jacques
Title: Goddamn this war! / art & story by Tardi ; chronology by Jean-Pierre Verney; [translated by Helge Dascher ; edited by Kim Thompson].
Publisher Date: Seattle, WA : Fantagraphics Books, 2013.
Subject: Graphic novels World War, 1914-1918 -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Isbn: 9781606995822 1606995820
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Call Number: Graphic novel Tardi
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Format: Book
Author: Tardi, Jacques
Title: Goddamn this war! / art & story by Tardi ; chronology by Jean-Pierre Verney; [translated by Helge Dascher ; edited by Kim Thompson].
Publisher, Date: Seattle, WA : Fantagraphics Books, 2013.
Description: 134 p. : ill. 27 cm.
Subjects: Graphic novels
Subjects: World War, 1914-1918 -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Other Author: Verney, Jean-Pierre. World War One : an illustrated chronology.
Other Author: Dascher, Helge, 1965-
Other Author: Thompson, Kim, 1956-
Notes: Originally published in French as: Putain de guerre!. Casterman, c2013.
Notes: Includes World War One : an illustrated chronology by Jean-Pierre Verney.
ISBN: 9781606995822
ISBN: 1606995820
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Available Copies: 2
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Call Number: Graphic novel Tardi