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by Will Eisner

  • Author: Will Eisner
  • ISBN: 0878161333
  • ISBN13: 978-0878161331
  • ePub: 1760 kb | FB2: 1340 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Graphic Novels
  • Publisher: Kitchen Sink Pr (May 1, 1991)
  • Pages: 208
  • Rating: 4.3/5
  • Votes: 166
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To the Heart of the Storm ePub download

If Eisner intended this novel to Will Eisner is foremost an excellent observer of human nature, and he has the .

If Eisner intended this novel to Will Eisner is foremost an excellent observer of human nature, and he has the talent to give the reader a clear picture of the human condition in the faces and situations he so expertly illustrates. The flashbacks of his life offered a good selection of significant events. Published a few years after Art Spiegelman's Pulitzer Prize winning Maus, To the Heart of the Storm reveals the antisemitism which occurred in America before, during, and after WWII as told via the of Will Eisner and his parents. It's no Pulitzer Prize winner, but it might be a good follow up read if you really enjoyed Maus.

Eisner presents broad, varied, and highly personal view of the American Jewish experience. Eisner's graphic novels have led pictorial story-telling out of the "just comics" phase and into real literature. It has to be varied since there is no one experience. Each differs from all the others, and each contains many parts at odds with each other. This time, Eisner starts his story on a troop train, one leg of the trip towards the storm of WWII. One character sits silently, gazing out the window. His somewhat cartoony visual style might look unsophisticated to today's media-soaked eye. If any other author tried it, the graphic style wouldn't do much for me.

William Erwin "Will" Eisner (March 6, 1917 – January 3, 2005) was an American cartoonist, writer, and entrepreneur. He was one of the earliest cartoonists to work in the American comic book industry, and his series The Spirit (1940–1952) was noted for its experiments in content and form. In 1978, he popularized the term "graphic novel" with the publication of his book A Contract with God. He was an early contributor to formal comics studies with his book "Comics and Sequential Art" (1985).

At last: for me the definitive Eisner book which packed just as much power on re-reading it. .It's 1942, The Storm in question has broken.

At last: for me the definitive Eisner book which packed just as much power on re-reading it this month as it did when I first found myself swept up in 1991 by its humanity, its scope and its masterful delineation.

This book, completedi n the ni netieth year of [he Twen tieth Century, documents my coming of age into the dawn of what is generally regarded as a new er. Документы, похожие на Will Eisner - Heart of the Storm. Карусель назад Карусель вперед.

This book, completedi n the ni netieth year of [he Twen tieth Century, documents my coming of age into the dawn of what is generally regarded as a new era. From its beginnings, the United States managed to sustain and ad vance the dream of cultural and racial integration.

Will Eisner (GN Colllection) (1991-2013) consist of : A Contract With God and Other Tenement Stories (2000). The Princess and the Frog (2009). To the Heart of the Storm (1991). City People Notebook. Dropsie Avenue – The Neighborhood (Will Eisner) (1995-Kitchen Sink). Invisible People 01 (1992). Will Eisner – Sundiata (2002). Free Comics Download.

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Shmuel Eisner, or Sam, as he renamed himself in America, came from an Austrian Shtetl, while Fannie, Will´s . Refusal of the Call: Shmuel actually migrated from Austria to the .

Shmuel Eisner, or Sam, as he renamed himself in America, came from an Austrian Shtetl, while Fannie, Will´s mother, was of Rumanian origin. Eisner´s entire family background is Ashkenazi. All Jews Are Cheapskates: Rose most prominently. to avoid getting involved in the first world war. When the United States got involved, he married Fannie as fast as possible to avoid drafting. And then, in 1917, Will Eisner was born, securing that his father never got drafted at all. When his turn came, Will Eisner took the call and signed up for the next world war. Street Urchin: Bobby, the youngest brother of Fannie.

To the Heart of the Storm is a graphic novel by American cartoonist Will Eisner released in 1991. It tells of the autobiographical Willie's youth as the son of an immigrant family up to World War II.

To the Heart of the Storm is a graphic novel by American cartoonist Will Eisner released in 1991 a risk taker and an artist of astonishing vitality".

ISBN13:9780393328103. Release Date:November 2008.

Based loosely on the author's life, this graphic novel explores the bigotry, social change, and economic reversal experienced by a Jewish family in the years prior to World War II
Shalinrad
This is one of Eisner's best works. You won't be able to put it down once you start reading this book.
Windworker
Eisner presents broad, varied, and highly personal view of the American Jewish experience. It has to be varied since there is no one experience. Each differs from all the others, and each contains many parts at odds with each other.

This time, Eisner starts his story on a troop train, one leg of the trip towards the storm of WWII. One character sits silently, gazing out the window. Although he never speaks or even moves, his story plays out as fragments of memory, triggered by each tenement, housewife, or children's game seen through the window.

As such, there's no one linear thread of narrative. Parts take place before immigration from Europe, or the Depression, or the book's 1940s here-and-now. Fragments come from adult life, a child's experience, or an adolescent's ventures into friendship and love. Some parts represent the shared experience of any immigrant, balancing an insular "our kind" mentality against melding into the larger culture. Others display the range of distinctly Jewish experience, with features as subtle as a kind of anti-Semitism directed against one Jewish group by another.

Eisner's graphic novels have led pictorial story-telling out of the "just comics" phase and into real literature. His somewhat cartoony visual style might look unsophisticated to today's media-soaked eye. If any other author tried it, the graphic style wouldn't do much for me. The story is what matters in Eisner's work. It's the kind of fiction that doesn't need to be literally true in its facts to be deeply, personally, and sometimes brutally honest.

-- wiredweird
Charyoll
Will Eisner tells a thinly veiled autobiographical tale of the anti-Semitic attitudes that lurked in the U.S. even as America headed off to war against the Nazis in Europe. (Though it's never stated in this book, the only *official* aid the U.S. gave German Jews was to let about a thousand immigrate here during the war. Everything else came afterward.)
Through the eyes of a son headed to war, we see his upbringing in various New York neighborhoods, and his parents' struggles to make ends meet in an economy where, even more than today, ethnicity could mean the difference between success and failure. His parents' tales show that things have been even worse in the past, though; from an uncle on his mother's side who changed his religion and cut himself off from the family to get into medical school, to his father's encounters in pre-WWI Vienna with a pro-Nazi artist.
Maybe the most compelling and heartbreaking thread, however, is the relationship between Willie and his best friend, Duke. From a backyard fight, through a building project, and then a meeting as adults, we see the harsh reality of how things so often work out, but also the hope for what can be... and why an artist, just starting in his career, might make the decision to not fight his draft notice and risk losing it all.
Brilliant stuff that warms the heart even as it sometimes hits like a knife in the back. Eisner is at his best here in art, in writing, and in storytelling.
Ger
I just read this book and I can see why Will Eisner is one of the greatest cartoonists around. Framed by Will's train ride when he is drafted for WWII, it tells the stories of his Jewish family.
Without rubbing your face in it, Will Eisner repeatedly shows you prejudices he encountered while growing up and while listening to his parents talk about their lives. There's a natural emphasis on anti-Semitism but other attitudes (anti-Catholic, "those German Jews are so stuck up", etc.) are also shown.
All that aside, it was also a fascinating story and showed something about what life was like from the late 19th century to 1942 - a year when neither of my parents had yet been born.
I would recommend this book to those who like graphic novels, anyone who liked Maus, and anyone who likes the oral history of Studs Terkel. Also, I recommend this book to anyone who is interested in European and American politics of the first half of this century - for a viewpoint ! that doesn't often make it into history textbooks.
Hugifyn
Eisner is a classic story teller in the graphic medium.
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