A Contract With God and Other Tenement Stories (The Contract With God Trilogy #1)
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A brief look at Will Eisner as a master graphic artist
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Ah, 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 more about Will Eisner than I do. But I do know that 1978's A Contract With God is an incredibly important work in a ...more
That caveat out of the way, "A Contract With God" is one of the more moving, deep, and visually surprising graphic novels ever, despite it being the first. The writing is sensitive, empathetic, and poetically simple. The images are master ...more
No prefácio da edição Will Eisner refere: “Este livro contém histórias tiradas daquela corrente infindável de acontecimentos tão típicos da vida na cidade. Algumas são verdadeiras. Outras poderiam ser verdadeiras.”
São quatro contos gráficos – “Um Contrato com Deus”, “ ...more
A Contract with God, however, is the exact opposite. It does no ...more
This 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 after his daughter dies. He doesn't understand, because all he ever did was serving God and after all, he had a contract with God, written on a stone.
I think the mere idea of a contr ...more
E começa bem com um inédito em Portugal do Will Eisner.
As estórias são muito boas, à volta do bairro da juventude do autor nos anos 30 do século XX. Gosto muito do grafismo, da composição e do desenho. Ponto negativo para as alterações nas feições dos personagens em cada situação. As personagens não estão muito bem definidas visualmente.
Um livro pioneiro.
I had not heard of Will Eisner before and it was only in the Preface of this book did I realize that this book is considered(albeit controversially) one of the precursors of the modern graphic novel(if there ...more
1. Kontrak dengan Tuhan: Seseorang yang kecewa terhadap keadaan yang menimpanya. Kecewa terhadap Tuhan yang ia sembah dan yakini. Ketika dikecewakan, maka apakah ia akan tetap bertahan atau melawan?
2. Penyanyi Jalanan: Ketika minuman keras merusak akal, masalah akan datang bertubi-tubi.
3. Sang Pengawas: Bagaimana cara kita memandang sebuah masalah? Menuruti apa kata hati atau emosi yang dikedepankan?
4. Cookalein: Ketika sudah putus asa dan malas menghinggapi. ...more
But his influence was so great that the comics industry’s equivalent of the Oscars — awarded each year at Comic-Con — is known as the “Eisners.”
Eisner’s most-famous creation was the noir-ish hero The Spirit, w ...more
I picked this book up yesterday at the library around 7 and began reading at around 8 and I just finished it. I thought it was wonderful for a few reasons.
I am a sucker for tenement/neighborhood stories. Having lived in and out of apartments fo ...more
From the forward: “Not only is Mr. Eisner regarded as a master sequential artist but his graphic novels have made him the Eisenstein of the medium – his ‘A Contract With God’ invented that genre with its publication in 1978. He is a graceful and consummate artist whose works offer… insight into the human condition.” From the back cover: “Drawing on his memories of growing up in New York in the 1930s, Will Eisner has depi ...more
tinggal di apartemen miskin.
punya hubungan akrab dengan tuhannya.
yang naik turun iramanya.
ia bikin kontrak dengan tuhan.
sebagai bentuk totalitasnya untuk selalu berhubungan erat dengan tuhannya. ia hidup sebagaimana diminta oleh ajaran agama. taat dalam iman.
tidak selalu kontrak itu membuat hidupnya enak.
ia tulis kontrak itu di atas batu.
lalu sesudahnya ia lemparkan ke luar jendela, di malam hujan badai, sambil memaki-maki tuhannya, ketika tuhan membiarkan anaknya perempuan mat ...more
No final da sua carreira, começou a publicar obras mais intimistas e pessoais. A Contract With God é a ...more
In the title story, a young Russian Jew has come to American to escape the pograms that were sweeping through his country. When tragedy strikes, he becomes bitter, rejects the contract he had made with God, ...more
Contract cu Dumnezeu si alte povestiri ne atrage in lumea unor chirias emigranti din America anilor '30. Sunt patru povestiri pe care Will Eisner le reclama adevarate.
In prima il cunoastem pe Frimme Hersh care are o problema juridica cu Dumnezeu care a incalcat contractul pe care-l aveau semnat.
A doua povestire este despre Shloime Khreks care "mosteneste" contractul cu ...more
A Contract with God contains four short stories, all examining various characters and life on Dropsie Avenue in the Bronx, a primarily Jewish neighborhood. In the title story a young Russian Jew escaping the progroms finds heartbreak in his new country, and in his grie ...more
While comics like Maus take a view of the Holocaust and bring it home in the graphic form, A Contract With God did wonders with the dirty 30s tenement lifestyle. The art was f ...more
I had to pick this up for my "Graphic Novel" class, before which I'd never heard of the book.
The stories here are really amazing. I really connected to it because of the Jewish backgrounds of many of the characters, which is something I'm not used to in comics. The characters were all very unique, mentally and physically (you could tell them all apart very easily, even ignoring their clothing). I loved ...more
In a career that spanned nearly eight decades -- from the dawn of the comic book to the advent of digital comics - Will Eisner was truly the 'Father of the Graphic Novel' and the 'O ...more