The Rime of the Modern Mariner




    Graphic novels

    The Rime of the Modern Mariner

    Nick Hayes

    Jonathan Cape 2011

    Hardback 336pp Illustrated

    9780224090254   Product Code: 22967

    An inspired re-casting of Coleridge's famous poem, Nick Hayes's tale of environmental disaster is in the form of a graphic novel, using a powerful and poetic visual language. The wedding guest has become a divorced office worker eating sandwiches in the park, and the old seadog tells of killing the albatross, then finding his ship caught in the North Pacific Gyre 'surrounded/ by a wash of polythene/ swathes of polystyrene/ bobbed with tonnes of neoprene/ and polymethyl methacrylate'.

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