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The Resource The contract with God trilogy : life on Dropsie Avenue, Will Eisner

The contract with God trilogy : life on Dropsie Avenue, Will Eisner

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The contract with God trilogy : life on Dropsie Avenue
Title
The contract with God trilogy
Title remainder
life on Dropsie Avenue
Statement of responsibility
Will Eisner
Title variation
Life on Dropsie Avenue
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
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Frimme Hersh breaks his contract with God and ends up as a Depression-era slumlord, while Jacob Shtarkah strives to help an old friend trapped in Nazi Germany and struggles with poverty and the corruption of the residents of Dropsie Avenue
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Character
Illustration
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139653
Cataloging source
DLC
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Eisner, Will
Dewey number
741.5/973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN6727.E4
LC item number
A6 2006
Literary form
comic strips
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
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  • Eisner, Will
  • Eisner, Will
  • Eisner, Will
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True
Series statement
Will Eisner library
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  • Immigrants
  • Tenement houses
Target audience
adult
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life on Dropsie Avenue
Label
The contract with God trilogy : life on Dropsie Avenue, Will Eisner
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
A contract with God -- A life force -- Dropsie Avenue
Control code
ocm61424936
Dimensions
27 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xx, 498 p.
Isbn
9780393061055
Lccn
2005053944
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)61424936
Label
The contract with God trilogy : life on Dropsie Avenue, Will Eisner
Publication
Contents
A contract with God -- A life force -- Dropsie Avenue
Control code
ocm61424936
Dimensions
27 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xx, 498 p.
Isbn
9780393061055
Lccn
2005053944
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)61424936

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