A Contract With God and Other Tenement Stories
A Graphic NovelPaperback - 2006
A revolutionary novel, A Contract With God re-creates the neighborhood of Will Eisner's youth through a quartet of four interwoven stories. Expressing the joy, exuberance, tragedy, and drama of life on the mythical Dropsie Avenue of the Bronx, A Contract With God is a monumental achievement, a must in the library of any graphic novel fan.
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Here at Central Library, the little red stickers we put on their spines say "graphic novels," but NPR's Glen Weldon wants us to know that we can call them like we see them. No, no superheroes necessary, and intellectual merit is beside the point --- they're comics!! The terms "graphic novel" and "sequential art" have long been employed to lend the once-pulpy form some legitimacy. As Wel… (more)