Monday, May 9, 2011
Yossel is an illustrated narrative, an fictional memoir of a boy artist trapped in the Warsaw Ghetto. The book is ment to be his life drawings, observational sketches of things he sees, hears about, learns. This means that most of the book is subject to subject. For example, on page 24, the narration reads like someone telling a story aloud with the sort of things we'd picture in our heads if reading it like a prose novel. The sketching style is rough and loose, like Yossel is drawing from memory.