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Or buy for. Hardcover, pages. Published April 1st by Jonathan Cape ( first published ). More Details Original Title. Chroniques birmanes. ISBN. Buy a cheap copy of Chroniques birmanes book by Guy Delisle. A timely and incisive portrait of a country on the tipping point After developing his acclaimed. Chroniques birmanes by Guy Delisle; 3 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Politics and government, Description and travel, Cartoonists.

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Absolutely would have liked to see more of those. Page 1 of cyroniques Start over Page 1 of 1. Charming story about life in Burma, one of the most isolated countries on Earth.

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Get to Know Us. His wife has been sent there by Doctors Without Borders — France. Retrieved from ” https: I would definitely be re-reading this as I am sure many gems got missed on the first read. Birmanfs graphic travelogue, apart from the content, doesn’t change his perception and charms. I’d recommend this to anyone who is a fan of the non-super hero graphic novel, and I’d encourage anyone who likes travelogues or finding out about different cultures to check it out.

It does seem like he set out from the start with a plan: Jan 21, Tom LA rated it really liked it. The rest of the year is ‘the hot. But because that’s not how they do i So here’s what sums up why this book failed to impress me: Of course, this chroniquea immediately caught my eye while I was browsing the French section at Kinokuniya Bookstore.

So, it was chroniquez that a certain detachment was going to be reflected in his writing.

Whereas in Burma Chronicleshe stayed for a year with his wife and kid and really made some good local friends. Yes I already knew him from his other works, but damn, the guy is so hard to like.

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Chroniques Birmanes

These books are hard to find, but worth the trouble. Burma Chronicles was generally well received. One can actually use this as a window into the work of the organization as well as into the country. Guy Delisle’s Burma book is definitely recommended. The book recounts Guy Delisle’s trip to the southeast Asian country which is officially recognized by the United Nations as Myanmar but that is referred to as Burma by countries that do not recognize the military junta that controls it.

So, it was natural that a certain detachm Good work. It has the potential not always realized of course to convey meaning by packing a lot of information in a single panel or an image.

The dictatorial regime just serves as a background for this work. This little French graphic novel reads Being a Burmese myself, I am always more than willing to lend my pair of ears to what the expatriates have to say about my country, Burma.

Because the government won’t allow them access to the remote Burmese citizens who need the most medical attention, and if they only operate in the capital city, then they’re essentially propping up the regime. Politics, of course, inevitably come into the mix, but when they do I felt so grounded by the “human” establishment that the politics had actual impact A friend mentioned to me how the book seems to be more a collection of little bits than an actual story — to the extent that a chorniques would have a story in the first place.

It’s functionally served its own bimanes. In this book and the other two I’ve read, there are nice stories of him meeting cartoonists and sharing their work. Also, brmanes is great informative value in seeing the Myanmar reality through the eyes of a westerner, with a focus on the visual aspects.

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Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids burmanes the chroniquee. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Sometimes they stop in the middle of a scene and a new chapter, a completely new story begins. Delisle is obviously curious about the society, and explores both politics, culture, daily life and religion. View all 3 comments.

Open Preview See a Problem? The “newspaper funnies”-style both visually and structurally at times feels at odds with the matter at hand, but it does end up working really well.

Burma Chronicles by Guy Delisle

With cool illustrations, quirky and satirical humor targeting the military regime this book was published inprior to the release of the democracy beacon, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and all the little annoying things such as frequent electricity black-outs and even the hot weather of Yangon etc, ‘Burma Chronicles’ is an amazing read which will delight you even though it’s not about delightful pleasant stuffs as you will learn about the brutal and oppressive activities of the military regime.

He is a stay at home dad, working on his cartoon books including this graphic presentation of his stay in Burma. Aid workers have to determine if staying in regime favored areas only strengthens the military rule. Quotes from Burma Chronicles.