[E–pub New] (A Contract With God and Other Tenement Stories) by Will Eisner

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A Contract With God and Other Tenement Stories

A Contract With God and Other Tenement Stories review ↠ 104 Groundbreaking 1978 creation The human drama the psychological insight Eisner captures the soul of the city and its. book 10 for Jugs Capes And essay 3 for CCLaP In fact someone from Will Eisner Studios actually contacted me to say they enjoyed the review NeatAh Will Eisner Undoubtedly the father or the modern graphic novel his influence has been huge and sweeping I mean that s what they tell me I m sure that 90 percent of the people reading this review know a hell of a lot about Will Eisner than I do But I do know that 1978 s A Contract With God is an incredibly important work in a way that many pieces of art struggle with it has remained fresh and relevant for all these decades and even I as chick and a lit buff and a graphic novel neophyte could relate to it and be made devastated and furious by it and appreciate it whollyA few months ago my book club read Frank Miller s Batman The Dark Knight Returns I didn t like it hardly at all The book just didn t jive at all with the image I d been handed about its game changing ness I mean it s supposed to be this pinnacle and groundbreaker of its form and I kind of understand how that might have been true when it was first published But now In 2010 for me to come to Dark Knight with no knowledge of comic book history and tropes living in a CGI world an indie fabulous world a YouTube world a world where everything Miller ever did has been exponentially permutated and shifted and reconsidered from every possible anglewell his efforts just weren t that impressiveBut in the case of A Contract With God I felt just the opposite Despite because of how uncomfortable and upset this book made me it was an absolutely riveting read It didn t feel remotely out of date It didn t even feel old I mean the stories take place in the twenties and thirties of course but it felt like could have been written last year There was nothing stilted in the language nothing clunky in the design nothing old fashioned in the pictures Maybe this is because Eisner really did set the standard and everyone in the last forty years has just been working off of his template If so man A genius indeedI m going to go ahead and admit that I was not intending to be very moved by this book I guess I was kind of expecting saccharine Disney type feel good stories or superhero inspired tales of beautiful people doing wonderful things Surely everyone in the world knows how totally wrong I was There s a shocking amount of meanness and ugliness in these stories cruelty and misanthropy and anti Semitism and adultery and spousal abuse and rape and very little of it is remotely punished which I found totally unnerving So even though I was expecting to be disappointed by this being a sappy morality tale I have to admit that a part of me really does want to see the good guys rewarded and the bad guys get what s comin to emLet me give an example In a subplot in the story Cookalein we have a little case of mistaken identity Benny and Goldie who have both gone to a summer resort explicitly to bag a wealthy mate each think the other is loaded After courting for a few days they steal away into the woods in the middle of the night to cement their union but then surprise they find out they re both poor After she cries Benny if you love me nothing else matters he drops his pants and growls It s a whole new ballgame now baby then lunges at her ripping her clothes and taking her by force So how does the story end Goldie winds up with a doctor whom she had previously scorned because she thought he was poor and Benny seduces an heiress Neither is punished Everybody winsAnd that wasn t even the most upsetting example But I don t want to get bogged down in summary the real point is that these stories are extremely lifelike and real life doesn t come with just desserts or punishments that fit crimes Real life is messy and cruel and mean and ugly And for me even worse than when things are ugly is when they re just totally unfair While it would have annoyed me if these were bland stories about good people being happy and bad people shaking their fists I was far upset by the moral ambiguity the idea that even in fiction even in art where the creator has the power of choice some people are just awful and sometimes they get ahead anyway Eisner has left everything unvarnished unglossed and unmended I get that and I have great respect for his evocative realism But I d be lying if I said I liked it Slocum and the High Rails Heiress Slocum #398 the soul of We Rise We Resist We Raise Our Voices the city and its. book 10 for Jugs Capes And essay 3 for CCLaP In fact someone from Will Eisner Studios actually contacted me The Fatal Shore The Epic of Australia's Founding to say The Fatal Shore The Epic of Australia's Founding they enjoyed Fire Heist the review NeatAh Will Eisner Undoubtedly Seedtime the father or The Hidden the modern graphic novel his influence has been huge and 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Summary A Contract With God and Other Tenement Stories

A Contract With God and Other Tenement Stories review ↠ 104 Go back to where graphic novels all started on the Bronx street of Dropsie Avenue and A Life Force in Will Eisner's. They are true stories Only the telling and the portrayals have converted them to fiction Will Eisner s A Contract With God and Other Tenement Stories is simple intense and deep An amazing storytelling with wonderful art

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A Contract With God and Other Tenement Stories review ↠ 104 Troubled inhabitants with pen and ink The comics medium was altered forever with the publication of this seminal wor. Considered to be the first graphic novel this tells the story in 4 parts of New York circa the Great Depression The characters are caricatures of lives from Eisner s past and while it is a primarily Jewish neighborhood I think anyone with a brain and heart pumping blood etc can identify with the scenese painted here It tackles those subjects that stuff like The Wire still tries and fails to capture today those sinews that bind each life together and ultimately keep them bound if not to each other then certainly rooted to the Spot which in this case is a Bronx ghetto and specifically a tenement building at 55 Dropsie Avenue Part 1 of Eisner s Contract With God Trilogy with part 2 being A Life Force and part 3 being Dropsie Avenue While somewhat dated scripturally 1st published in 1979 by a guy who d been writing comics for a times much less sophisticated audiences for the 40 years prior it s really Eisner s pencils that kept me glued to this especially in the title chapter No matter how you slice it this is a good uick read where every character exists in that gray area between good and evil called modern urban living I m curious to see where this goes And I hope David Lapham at least bought Eisner a beer


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    Free read ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ï Will Eisner [E–pub New] (A Contract With God and Other Tenement Stories) by Will Eisner Will Eisner ï 4 review They are true stories Only the telling and the portrayals have converted them to fiction Will Eisner`s A Contract With God and Othe

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    [E–pub New] (A Contract With God and Other Tenement Stories) by Will Eisner Free read ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ï Will Eisner Will Eisner ï 4 review ‘A Contract with God and Other Tenement Stories’ written and illustrated by Will Eisner one of the giants in the seuential arts arena is a perfectly executed graphic novel which provides the reader a peek at the American experience during

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    Free read ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ï Will Eisner Will Eisner ï 4 review Summary A Contract With God and Other Tenement Stories One of Eisner's seminal works Released in 1978 A Contract with God was one of the first graphic novels ever produced Eisner based the stories on his life as they tell tales of various tenants of a tenement in the Bronx A Contract with God is the first time he ever discussed the death of his daughter even though E

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    Summary A Contract With God and Other Tenement Stories Will Eisner ï 4 review Free read ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ï Will Eisner book #10 for Jugs Capes And essay #3 for CCLaP In fact someone from Will Eisner Studios actually contacted me to say they enjoyed the review Nea

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    [E–pub New] (A Contract With God and Other Tenement Stories) by Will Eisner Will Eisner ï 4 review Will Eisner's legendary graphic novel one of the first of its kind is a semi autobiographical collection of four sad sometimes downright bleak and depressing stories centered around the residents of one tenement in

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    [E–pub New] (A Contract With God and Other Tenement Stories) by Will Eisner Summary A Contract With God and Other Tenement Stories Review of A contract with GodThis was one of the first Graphic Novels I've read and it has always stayed with me I'm not sure why I've reread it a few days ago and I still don't know why this story affects me The story wasn't that great and it was also rather short In the book an orthodox jew loses his faith a

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    Summary A Contract With God and Other Tenement Stories Will Eisner ï 4 review [E–pub New] (A Contract With God and Other Tenement Stories) by Will Eisner This is a grim graphic novel consisting of four intertwined stories of characters and lives in a 1930s Bronx tenement basically autobiographical by the great comic book artist and graphic novel genre creator Will Eisner The introductory essay by S McCloud was well written and placed the work in context as well as conveying information about the life and career of Eisner The lead off story A Contract with God reflects the author'

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    [E–pub New] (A Contract With God and Other Tenement Stories) by Will Eisner Eisner himself admits in his multiple introductions to this volume that A Contract With God was in some ways an experiment which led him to develop the skills he'd use in a far serious way on Dropsie Avenue Dropsie Avenue is indeed the superior workThat caveat out of the way A Contract With God is one of the moving deep

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    [E–pub New] (A Contract With God and Other Tenement Stories) by Will Eisner Considered to be the first graphic novel this tells the story in 4 parts of New York circa the Great Depression The characters are caricatures o

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    Free read ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ï Will Eisner Will Eisner ï 4 review Summary A Contract With God and Other Tenement Stories Each story ends in tragedy excepting the last one which is hilarious in comparison They are independent from one another with only a street address in commonFrimme's story has a tragic ending his adopted daughter Rachele dies He remembers his youth and his good deeds that got him to write a contract with God on a small stone He continued to live his life in wholesome way thinking himself and Rochelle protected by the contract G

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