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November 14, 2003 - Image 84

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2003-11-14

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WILL EISNER

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wenty-five years ago,

During the time I spent observing life in the Salomon
household, I learned how Jews succeeded in rising in this
world.

Will Eisner revolution-

ized the comic book

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tory about Jews in the Bronx

that turned comics into litera-

Jure. That book, along with

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earlier groundbreaking works

fike The Spirit, influenced people

like Art Spiegelman (Maus), Ben

Katchor (The Jew of New York),

and Harvey Pekar (American

Splendor), who are considered

among today's most influential

American writers/artists.

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Eisner is back •this fall with

another comic revolution - Fagin

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the je-a, (Doubleday). Whereas

the Fagin of Dickens' Oliver

wig- was a simplistic and stereo-

ical thief, Eisner's Fagin is

plex, tortured character

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ing to combat poverty and

discrimination in the slums of

Victorian England. Fagin is no

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angel, but his story - told to a

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chastened Charles Dickens - is a

bracing corrective to the portrayal

of the most famous Jewish anti-
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hero since Shylock.

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rights reserved. Reprinted by

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The National Foundation for Jewish Culture would like to thank the following sponsors of the Jewish Literary Supplement:

Phyllis Friedman



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