For this month’s Reader’s Den, we’ll be hosting an online book discussion of Will Eisner’s The Contract With God Trilogy: Life on Dropsie Avenue. This is only the second time we have featured a graphic novel (the first was Joe Sacco’s Palestine in October 2010).
However, as part of NYC Summer, we have two more graphic novel discussions coming up: Alan Moore’s The Watchmen in July and Leela Corman’s Unterzakhn in September! Please visit bit.ly/nycsummer-nypl for the full schedule.
If you need a copy of the book, you can request The Contract With God Trilogy through the NYPL catalog. This compilation (published by W.W. Norton & Company in 2006) consists of three different works: A Contract With God (1978), A Life Force (1983), and Dropsie Avenue: The Neighborhood (1995).
To give us a loose structure for the discussion, I’ve listed a schedule below, but please feel free to comment on any of the four postings throughout May.
Week 1: Introduction
Week 2: A Contract With God (p. 3 – 180)
Week 3: A Life Force (p. 181 – 322)
Week 4: Dropsie Avenue (p. 323 – 498)
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