Dropsie Avenue [Will Eisner] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. “Eisner was not only ahead of his times; the present times are still catching . Dropsie Avenue: The Neighborhood. William Eisner, Author, Will Eisner, Author Kitchen Sink Press $ (p) ISBN Dropsie Avenue () is the saga of the death and rebirth of a New York neighborhood where Dutch, Irish, Italian, and Jewish immigrants built a city and a .
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Return to Book Page. Preview — Dropsie Avenue by Will Eisner. Paperbackpages. Published December 17th by W. Norton Company first published January 1st The Contract With God Trilogy 3. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Dropsie Avenueplease sign up. Lists with This Book. Nov 07, Abigail rated it it was ok. Nic specjalnego, doceniam kilka rzeczy w tym komiksie, ale to nie dla mnie.
Dec 05, Dan rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: I read this book because I had read the first book in the Contract with God trilogy.
This graphic novel is the story of “Dropsie Avenue” a fictional neighborhood in the bronx that is also featured prominently in the other two books in the series A Contract with God and A Life Force. The story follows the neighborhood from when it was a farm owned by a Dutch Family, till it became an English, then predominantly Irish, Italian, Jewish, Hispanic, and Black.
Changin with each wave of immigration or m I read this book because I had read the first book in the Contract xvenue God trilogy. Changin with each wave of immigration or migration. The story is told as a series of vignettes of people who live on the block, and as their lives intertwine with each other, they either set off or witness events that change the character of the neighborhood. This shows the birth, life, death, and rebirth of a neighborhood.
My special lady friend is an urban planner and the sort of issues discussed in this book are exactly the sort of stuff that she studied in school. This book shows many aspects of dropsid in a neighborhood: Prejudice based on ethnicity, religion, or race, prostitution, drug addition, and other crimes. It shows ethnic and religious intermarriages. Assimilation of immigrants and many other aspects of life.
All these personal events leave their indelible mark on the city. Will Eisner is the father of the graphic novel style.
This novel avejue showcases his abilities and work. The writing and art are truly superb. Mar 26, Nicole rated it it was amazing. It’s not just that the illustrations are great or that the storyline is strong. It’s more than that.
In this book of the Contract with God trilogy, Eisner depicts the history of Dropsie Avenue over the years, beginning with and going well past the 60s.
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The depiction isn’t just about how the land has changed but the rotation of people, memories and how that has affected a community a neighborhood. Reading book 3, reminded me of how I grew up, and where I am now. Not in th Wonderful. Not in the sense of this personal being but in the sense of place, location.
We forget sometimes how land has its own memories of people and things. We forget how my neighborhood may have been yours, though our memories are not. It is easy to forget about place as a being, but on Dropsie Avenue Eisner magnifies it that it is hard to escape and easy to remember.
Book 3 doesn’t bring a whole to the parts, it doesn’t complete book 1 or book 2, in fact each novel stands on its own. But the idea is the place, the location, the transformation of how so many individuals who are connected and not connected intertwine because of a single entity.
You start off becoming attached to these people, those people and their stories but it really is the story of a place of a building, a block, a neighborhood. I am so glad that I stumbled upon these novels and I completely understand how a place, a physical aspect, a building, a street name, a block a town can carry so much more weight than our own minds and souls can hold.
I just know that he has, and the result is amazing.
Aug 20, D. This graphic novel covers the life-cycle of a neighborhood. Eisner’s art and words work together seamlessly to show vignettes about the changing people, ideas, and politics that shape the lives of the people in Dropsie Ave. Very thought-provoking, but Eisner makes the reader work to recognize recurring characters as they age and change. It’s also highly symbolic at times. It’s about as far from a “comic book” as you can get, but that’s actually a compliment.
Oct 14, Jason rated it it was amazing Shelves: I have become a huge fan of Will Eisner. I loved this book as well. Good book for anyone who wants to have an experience with graphic novel medium. They will never think of it as just comics. Another great read from Eisner. Interesting story presenting the life cycle of buildings. Dec 09, Topher rated it it was amazing. I just could not decide how to grade this book at first. And the ending just left me so cold that I wondered for a moment if my copy was missing some pages or something.
But then I thought about it more. It’s not about immigrants, though it sort of is. It’s not about fear of the other, though it so Man. It’s not about fear of the other, though it sort of is. It’s about a thread touched on a bit in A Life Forcebut really fleshed out here.
It’s birth and death and birth again. This whole trilogy is a tome I want to have on my shelf forever, so I can go back and reread every few years. May 24, Jason Furman rated it it was amazing Shelves: This stunning historical panorama of one Bronx neighborhood–mostly focused on one lot on one street–is the culmination of Will Eisner’s amazing trilogy the first two are Contract with God and A Life Force.
Dropsie Avenue: The Neighborhood
It begins with the English displacing the Dutch, skips rapidly through a few centuries, but then concentrates on the twentieth century as waves of immigrants and migrants move in and partially displace the previous waves–Irish, Italians, Jews, Puerto Ricans, Hasids–often with significant This stunning historical panorama of one Bronx neighborhood–mostly focused on one lot on one street–is the culmination of Will Eisner’s amazing trilogy the first two are Contract with God and A Life Force.
It begins with the English displacing the Dutch, skips rapidly through a few centuries, but then concentrates on the twentieth century as waves of immigrants and migrants move in and partially displace the previous waves–Irish, Italians, Jews, Puerto Ricans, Hasids–often with significant friction, bigotry, violence and drropsie less often with the traditional melting pot of American imagination.
The characters are great too, many of them recurring over the course of fifty or more years, like Abie Gold who we first meet hitting a baseball through a window in the s or thereabouts but then grows up to be a lawyer, city councilman, and then when his patron is killed a lawyer again helping in an attempt to revitalize the neighborhood.
A number of other characters, including a boxer turned political boss and a succession of ethnically-appropriate priests make a number of reappearances throughout the book. The story is one of constant change and motion but also stasis–as the same patterns occur over and over again. And just when you think the story has a redemptive ending, think again as a new set of immigrants come in, the older residents flee, and the neighborhood goes back into a downward spiral.
The only thing Eisner misses in the story is gentrification, which clearly had not come to Dropsie in Maybe someone should write that sequel. Jan 18, Angela rated it really liked it. How do we get the city to develop it? Whites are pulling out!! The more graphic ” The more graphic novels I read the more I become aware of my artistic preferences.
It varies but just like with Asterios Polyp, I’ve come to love more simpler artwork that’s also deals with little or no color.
I loved the sepia tones with this trilogy. However, I also love graphic novels like Saga that are teeming with color. Anyway, it was a good read and the nostalgic ending of Dropsie Avenue really wrapped up nicely and gave true meaning to everything comes full circle and the fact that humans do a great job of spouting out sayings like: Those who don’t remember history are doomed to repeat it, but do a horrible job of actually heeding those words. Dropsie Avenue is a made-up neighborhood, but it echoes many real neighborhoods and towns I’ve known.
Many of the characters aren’t likeable: The book’s true main character isn’t any one of the people, although we do get to know some of them quite well. The true main character is Dropsie Avenue itself, in all its messy, gritty, dirty, glory. And even the racist, mean people love it and call it home. So you do feel something Dropsie Avenue is a made-up neighborhood, but it echoes many real neighborhoods and towns I’ve known.