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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Will surely check out his other travelogues. The BD format along with Delisle’s colloquial writing style make this book easy to digest.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? To ask other readers questions about Burma Chroniclesplease sign up. Since Guy receives limited outside information — government censors strictly control the news — there’s an amusing section when he first hears a World Health Organization employee talking about bird flu and he spends a month panicking about chronlques potential epidemic.

Delisle has illustrated nearly everything – his day to day adventures, some isolated incidents, little surprises Cosa manca, almeno per me, rispetto alle Cronache da Gerusalemme? Guy Delisle and birmanez family spent a year living in Burma while his wife worked for Doctors Without Borders I like it when travel writers show me a country that I’ll probably never see in my lifetime.

It seems I haven’t seen or realised it while chrkniques his novel “Pyongyang”.

Chroniques birmanes

Open Preview See a Problem? Mar 26, Bogdan rated it really liked it. Exactly the right amount of visual information for a chronicle of this type. I completely understand that he is always trying to make a little joke here and a little joke there, to make the comic book chroniquess engaging maybe, but these jokes are invariably full of sarcasm directed at the locals, and very often patronizing, the type of jokes that an immature teenager might crack when confronted with the chroniquues situations.

Chrobiques to Book Page. The dictatorial regime just serves as a background for this work. Also, there is great informative value in seeing the Myanmar reality through the eyes of a westerner, with a focus on the visual aspects. I found it revealing when he said that before leaving, he knew clearly that the corporations like Total were the BAD guys, and the ONG workers the good guys.


I bought this book to help me with my french studies. Guys situation and other non-profit organisations deal with a lot of red-tape and they are generally not that well off.

Drawing from his experience at animation studios in China and North Korea, Delisle’s graphic novels Shenzen and Pyongyang depict these two countries from a Westerner’s perspective. His wife has been sent there by Doctors Without Borders — France. One of the charms of Delisle’s comics are the frames where it’s just him looking puzzled and not saying anything.

English Choose a language for shopping. There are representations of architecture, the constant heat, the polluted water, snakes, mosquito netting etc.

A particularly moving scene is when he travels to meet an elderly Burmese artist and reverently looks at the original pages of his comic published inwhich had inspired a generation of illustrators.

Burma Chronicles by Guy Delisle. This graphic novel is really problematic for me. He is a cartoonist and has written this book as such and it should be read keeping that in mind.

InPresident George W. He’s provided a very interesting peek into a country that receives little non-political media coverage.

Chroniques Birmanes

But birmaness is a marvelous graphic memoir of a year in the life in a remote world that is beyond the ability of most readers to grasp. At the beginning of the trip, the family must stay in an MSF guest house while they search for more permanent housing.

Recommended to graphic novel readers. It’s a bit difficult to get hands on the ones I cherish. I especially liked the wordless ‘tourism’ sequences of multiple chroniquues panels. A few pages later, Delisle and the other white guy are stuck under a tree in a rural area, stranded in the rains. Aid workers, represented in by pictures and acronyms, wait and ibrmanes for travel passes to the destinations where the need is greatest.

This graphic novel is similar to his other travelogues I’ve read, Pyongyang and Jerusalemin that he draws his day-to-day life and his experiences in the region.

Burma Chronicles

His biggest fear is if he and his family were to be quarantined in Burma and wouldn’t be allowed to return home to France. As a Westerner who doesn’t speak the native language, his main source of social contact comes from other expatriates, mostly people who work for nonprofit agencies. Views Read Edit View history.


Considering being a skeptical reader when it comes to non-fiction and documentary genre, I’m happy, and almost relieved to see my new favorite cartoonist doesn’t tell but shows how living in the foreign country in the midst of military regime was like instead of prejudices.

One thing the book benefited from over his North Korea one is he’s much more comfortable making fun of himself, especially his shortcomings, such as sticking to plans. 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 chriniques.

Burma Chronicles by Guy Delisle

Retrieved 23 December But while he is in Burma he connects with other foreign people working for multinationals who live like kings. Trivia About Burma Chronicles.

While it took a while for me to get used to the drawings, they eventually grew on me, and by the end I was completely sold by them. I need to try other graphic novels by this author to see if it was just chronkques one xhroniques it is in everything written by this author. The descriptions and drawings are very simple and minimal, but they did make me feel like I was there. And the simple art was charming. To preserve your position as an observer is missing in the most of travelogues, memoirs etc.

This one is about his almost one year’s stay in Burma in during the dictatorship regime. I love his observations about parenthood, and his low-key comic birmannes about the simple passing of days, and the ridiculousness of making plans, and various cross-cultural confusions.