A Life Force

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W. W. Norton & Company, 2006 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 142 pages
5 Reviews
Called “a masterpiece” by R. Crumb, A Life Force chronicles not only the Great Depression but also the rise of Nazism and the spread of socialist politics through the depiction of the protagonist, Jacob Shtarkah, whose existential search reflected Eisner's own lifelong struggle.
 

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User Review  - nosajeel - LibraryThing

I found this graphic novel stunning, perhaps the best graphic novel I've read (although hard to compare to Maus since I read that twenty years ago). The second volume in "The Contract With God ... Read full review

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User Review  - jasonlf - LibraryThing

I found this graphic novel stunning, perhaps the best graphic novel I've read (although hard to compare to Maus since I read that twenty years ago). The second volume in "The Contract With God ... Read full review

Contents

Izzy the Cockroach and the Meaning of Life 5
23
On the Top Floor Back Lived God
31
Shabbasgoy
37
The Black Hand
49
The Enchanted Prince
57
The Revolutionary
65
Upturn
75
Sanctuary
83
America America
93
Survival
118
Copyright

About the author (2006)

Born in New York City, Will Eisner (1917-2005) was the author of the legendary comic strip The Spirit, as well as fifteen graphic novels and three influential instructional textbooks. The comic industry's top awards, the Eisner Awards, are named in his honor.

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