The Contract With God Trilogy

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), A 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.
Publisher: New York, New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 2006
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2006
ISBN: 9780393061055
0393061051
Characteristics: xx, 498 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Alternative Title: Life on Dropsie Avenue
Call Number: AGN EISNER, W

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AlanaS
Oct 03, 2009

The look of the graphic novel very much reminded me of a sepia photograph, which is one of the things that attracted me to it. Looks at the lives of those living on Dropsie Avenue at different times. Would very much recommend for anyone to read, especially for those who may just be getting into graphic novels.

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