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Contract with god and other tenement stories

Eisner, Will

Contract with god and other tenement stories - New York: W.W Norton & Company, 2017 - xxxiv, 179p. hb. - The Will Eisner Library .

With an Introduction by Scott McCloud


Introduction to the Centennial Edition by Scott McCloud
A Brief History of A Contract With God
A Tenement in the Bronx
A Contract With God
The Street Singer
The Super

A gorgeous, collectible hardcover edition of Will Eisner’s pioneering graphic novel to celebrate the author’s 100th birthday.

Published in 1978, Will Eisner’s revolutionary literary work A Contract With God marked the invention of the modern graphic novel. A mesmerising fictional chronicle of a universal American experience, it inspired a generation of sequential artists. Through a quartet of interwoven stories, A Contract With God expresses the joy, exuberance, tragedy and drama of life on the mythical Dropsie Avenue in the Bronx. Crafted with the highest fidelity to Eisner’s artistic vision, this edition uses new, high-resolution reproductions of Eisner’s original artwork, bringing new clarity and immediacy to Eisner’s writing, illustration and composition.


Tenement houses--Comic books, strips
American Comic Culture
Hasidic Judaism
Great Depression

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