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The Contract With God Trilogy: Life on Dropsie Avenue - Will Eisner
The Contract With God Trilogy: Life on Dropsie Avenue
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The legendary graphic novel and the sequels that launched an art form.With graphic narrative that "was closer to the writing of Bernard Malamud or Isaac Bashevis Singer than any comic art which had preceded it" (The Economist),  Contract with God, originally published in 1978, was the first... show more
The legendary graphic novel and the sequels that launched an art form.With graphic narrative that "was closer to the writing of Bernard Malamud or Isaac Bashevis Singer than any comic art which had preceded it" (The Economist),  Contract with God, originally published in 1978, was the first graphic novel: the prototype; along with A Life Force and Dropsie Avenue; for such seminal works as Maus and Persepolis. Set during the Great Depression, this literary trilogy, assembled in one volume for the first time, presents a treasure house of now near-mythic stories that fictionally illustrate the bittersweet tenement life of Eisner's youth. With nearly one dozen new illustrations and a revealing brand-new foreword, this book ultimately tells the epic story of life, death, and resurrection while exploring man's fractious relationship with an all-too-vengeful God. This mesmerizing, fictional chronicle of the universal American immigrant experience is Eisner's most poignant and enduring legacy.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780393061055 (0393061051)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages no: 498
Edition language: English
Series: The Contract With God Trilogy -3 (#1)
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Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it
4.5
I'm not quite sure what I just read. The title story is must clear cut, and heart breaking. The other stories tend to be on that line of rape and sexual power that make you feel a bit icky. There is also sucide and animal death.Yet, the stories are extremely powerful. It is worth the read.
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4.0 The Contract with God Trilogy: Life on Dropsie Avenue (A Contract With God, A Life Force, Dropsie Avenue)
Without the illustration this would have been nothing really, with the illustration you see these sequence of graphic novels come to life with people and neighbourhoods and history all interwoven and intermingled. The first book is Contract with God which compromises four stories, Contract with Go...
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