The Name of the Game

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W. W. Norton & Company, 2001 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 168 pages
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In this masterful graphic novel, comics poineer Will Eisner weaves a darkly humorous tale of three Jewish-American families joined in wedlock: the old-money Arnheims, the more humble, midwestern Obers, and the upstart Kayns. At its heart, the novel is a study in the disappointments of "good marriages." With characteristic irony and empathy, Eisner perfectly captures the subtle differences in class and culture between the families and the perils of a parent's best intentions.
 

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Will Eisner is often credited with creating the modern adult graphic novel with his Contract with God. The Name of the Game is one of his final efforts in this medium. It's a generation-spanning saga ... Read full review

NAME OF THE GAME

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The legendary Eisner (b. 1917) created one of the most celebrated and enduring series of comics' Golden Age, The Spirit (1940-52); wrote an important analysis of the medium, Comics and Sequential Art ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
12
Section 3
98
Section 4
104
Section 5
107
Section 6
112
Section 7
131
Section 8
144
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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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